Superior Courts Network
The overall aim of the SCN is to enrich dialogue and the implementation of the Convention.
The more concrete operational objective is to create a practical and useful means of exchanging relevant information on Convention case-law and related matters.
The President of the ECHR has entrusted the management of the SCN to the Jurisconsult of the ECHR.
- Introduction to the SCN to know more about the origin and activities of the network.
- The guiding principles of the SCN are set out in its Charter. The Operational Rules describe the functioning of the Network. They evolve in consultation with the member courts.
- Any further questions: Request Form
The SCN welcomes a new member: the Appellate Court of the Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which brings the membership of the Network to 103 courts from 44 States....
Any court wishing to join the Network should write a letter to that effect to the President of the ECHR.
Secured website (for SCN members)
Message from President Síofra O’Leary
''The Superior Courts Network was established by the European Court of Human Rights in October 2015 to enrich dialogue between the European Court and national judicial systems, such dialogue being key to reinforcing subsidiarity in a concrete manner. [...] ''
SCN Focal Points Forum 2022
The 5th SCN Forum took place on Friday 10 June 2022, in a hybrid format. Attended by 93 persons from 73 member courts, the Forum included a case-law session on the topic of domestic violence and a know-how session on the topic of judicial communication.
SCN Focal Points Forum 2021
The 4th SCN Forum took place on Friday 11 June 2021, in a hybrid format.
Attended by 73 member courts, the Forum focused on Case Management and Case-Law Consistency: National and ECHR perspectives.