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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


  • New members


    The SCN welcomes three new member courts from Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Srpska which brings the membership of the SCN to 77 courts from 36 States.

    Superior Courts Network – Member Courts



Member courts

Expressions of interest

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 Sicilianos

'' Dialogue with the national courts is truly part of our Court’s DNA. In this regard, the Superior Courts Network is a perfect illustration of such dialogue, bringing together a community which is united by the desire to apply the principle of subsidiarity effectively and shares the common aim of ensuring that the decisions reached at domestic level are compatible with European case-law.[...] ''

Message from President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos


SCN Focal Points Forum 2019

The 3rd Focal Points Forum of the SCN will take place this year on 6 June (full day) and 7 June (morning) in the Human Rights Building in Strasbourg.

Focal Points representing 77 member courts from 36 States are expected to participate to the Forum.

Draft Agenda