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Press releases

All press releases issued by the Registry since 1 January 1999 are available in the HUDOC database. They include summaries of the Court's judgments and decisions as well as information about pending cases and the Court’s activities in general. Press releases are available in both English and French. Some press releases for high-profile cases are translated into non-official languages.

Press releases on Chamber judgments are generally published at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both Chamber and Grand Chamber judgments are announced in press releases about a week in advance with a short summary of the cases concerned.Upcoming hearings are announced in a press release at the end of the preceding month.

A link on the homepage leads to the most "Recent press releases".

If you are looking for information on a pending case which has not yet been the subject of a press release, try searching under "Communicated cases" in the HUDOC database.

Recent press releases

Communicated cases

To receive press releases

You can receive the Court’s press releases systematically:

  • by following the Court on Twitter
  • by subscribing to the Court’s RSS feeds ("Press releases")
  • by asking the Press Service to add you to the mailing list for all Council of Europe press releases: subscription form

Press service

Press officers are available to help journalists with specific requests and to answer their questions. (languages spoken: Bulgarian, English, French, German, and Romanian).

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