The Practical Guide on Admissibility Criteria describes the conditions of admissibility which an application to the Court must meet. Practitioners and prospective applicants should study this Guide carefully before deciding to bring a case. Since 2018 the Admissibility Guide has been updated on a regular basis, like the other case-law guides by Article.
Only the English and French versions have been validated by the Court. The translations into non-official languages emanate from various sources.
Protocol No. 15 to the Convention reduces to 4 months, down from 6, the time-limit for lodging an application with the Court after exhausting domestic remedies. This new 4-month rule will become effective from 1 February 2022, after a transition period.