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Press conference 2017

Speaking at the annual press conference of the Court on 26 January 2017, President Guido Raimondi took stock of the year 2016 and reported that the volume of incoming cases, after falling over the previous two years, had considerably increased.

This had largely been the result of the situation in three countries: Hungary and Romania, for complaints about detention conditions, and Turkey, especially since the dramatic attempted coup d’état in July 2016.

Press release Speech by President Raimondi (in French only)


Webcast of the Press Conference Original version

Documents and Statistics

Annual Report 2016 (provisional)

Analysis of Statistics 2016


The press conference of the Court is held annually in January. On this occasion, the President presents the statistics of the past year and the major events that occurred during this period. He also responds to questions of journalists.

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