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Press conference 2016

Speaking at the annual press conference of the Court on 28 January 2016, President Raimondi took stock of the year 2015 and described the situation generally as satisfactory.

The President pointed out that much work remained to be done and that very close cooperation with the member States was called for, in the spirit of “shared responsibility”. He stressed the need for each member State to ensure that endemic problems were resolved at domestic level rather than being brought before the Court.

Press release Speech by President Raimondi

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Webcast of the Press Conference Original version

Documents and Statistics

Annual Report 2015 (provisional)

Analysis of Statistics 2015

Press conference 2015

Speaking at the annual press conference of the Court on 29 January 2015, President Spielmann took stock of the year 2014 and said that the Court had continued to build on the progress made in 2013. He also stressed the need for each member State to ensure that endemic problems were resolved at domestic level rather than being brought before the Court.

Press Release

Speech by President Spielmann

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Webcast of the Press Conference: Original version English version French version

Documents and Statistics

Annual Report 2014

Analysis of Statistics 2014

Press conference 2014

Press Conference 2014

Speaking at the annual press conference of the Court on 30 January 2014, President Spielmann looked back over 2013 and said that the Court’s work had been quite remarkable, building on the good results from 2012.

Press release

Speech by President Spielmann

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Webcast of the Press Conference: Original version English version French version

Documents and Statistics

Annual report 2013

Analysis of statistics 2013

Facts & figures 2013

Press conference 2013

Press conference 2013

The Court held its annual press conference on 24 January 2013. On this occasion, Dean Spielmann, the President of the Court, reviewed the Court’s activities in 2012, which he described as an exceptional year for the Court, and presented its annual statistics.

Press release

Speech by President Spielmann (in French only)

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Webcast of the Press Conference: Original version English version French version

Documents and Statistics

Annual report 2012

Analysis of statistics 2012

Press conference 2012

The Court held its annual press conference on Thursday 26 January 2012. On this occasion, Nicolas Bratza, the President of the Court, presented a summary of the Court’s activities and its statistics for 2011. He said that the European governments must assume their part of the shared responsibility for the protection of human rights across the continent.

Press release

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Webcast of the Press Conference: English version

Documents and Statistics

Annual report 2011

Analysis of statistics 2011

Table of violations 2011

The Court in facts and figures 2011

Press conference 2011

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The Court held its annual press conference on Thursday 27 January 2011. On this occasion, Jean-Paul Costa, the President of the Court, presented a summary of the Court’s activities and its statistics for 2010 and gave an overview of the reforms that have been implemented since the Interlaken conference in 2010.

Press release

During the press conference, President Costa made public the first joint declaration of the Presidents of the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the European Union's forthcoming accession to the European Convention on Human Rights.

Press release Text of joint declaration

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Webcast of the Press Conference: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Documents and Statistics

Annual report 2010

Analysis of statistics 2010

Press conference 2010

The President of the Court, Jean-Paul Costa, expresses optimism about prospects for reform of the Convention during its annual press conference on Thursday 28 January 2010

Press release

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Webcast of the Press Conference: English version

Documents and Statistics

Annual report 2009

Analysis of statistics 2009

Table of violations 2009

50 years of activity : the European Court of Human Rights in facts and figures

Press conference 2009

At the annual press conference of the Court, President Costa, said that on the occasion of the Court’s 50th anniversary this year a very positive assessment could be made of the Court’s impact over the last fifty years. The Court also issued some statistical information at the press conference.

Press release

Multimedia

Webcast of the Press Conference: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Documents and Statistics

Annual report 2008

Table of violations 2008

Press conference 2008

The Court held its traditional annual press conference on Wednesday 23 January 2008. The President of the Court, Jean-Paul Costa, told journalists that 2008 would be “the year of hope after a year of disappointments”. The Court also issued some statistical information at the press conference. Watch the press conference videos.

Press release (in French only)

Multimedia

Webcast of the Press Conference: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Press conference 2007

Speaking at the Court’s annual press conference in Strasbourg, President Jean-Paul Costa (French) expressed his concern that the long-awaited Protocol 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights is still not in place at the beginning of 2007, as had been hoped.

Press release

Webcast of the press conference: Part 1, Part 2

Press conference concerning the launch of webcasting

At a press conference held in the Human Rights Building, Strasbourg, the Court’s President Jean-Paul Costa and Irish Ambassador to the Council of Europe James Sharkey gave journalists a preview of a future webcast which will enable journalists and the public to view the Court’s hearings from anywhere in the world and to download extracts of interest.

Press release

Webcast of the launch: Part 1, Part 2