The Practical Guide on Admissibility Criteria describes the conditions of admissibility which an application to the Court must meet. This fourth edition covers case-law up to 28 February 2017 and the stricter procedural conditions for applying to the Court which came into force on that date. Practitioners and prospective applicants should study this Practical Guide carefully before deciding to bring a case.
The translations into non-official languages come from various sources. Only the English and French versions have been validated by the Court.
As regards the six-month time-limit set out in Article 35 § 1 of the Convention, please note that following the entry into force of Rule 47 of the Rules of Court on 1 January 2014, the date of introduction of an application is the date on which a duly completed application form accompanied by copies of all the relevant documents is sent to the Court.