Press service

Press service

We aim to help media professionals with questions about the work of the Court in general, to provide information which is publicly available about cases, and guide you in the use of our database of previous cases and those which have been notified to Governments.

Press officers are available to brief journalists by email or by phone.

Contact the Press service
 How to find a particular case
 How to attend a hearing
 Requesting an interview
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Press releases

All press releases issued by the Registry since 1 January 1999 are available in the HUDOC database.

Press releases are available in both English and French. Some press releases for high-profile cases are translated into non-official languages.

Press releases on Chamber judgments are generally published at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both Chamber and Grand Chamber judgments are announced in press releases about a week in advance with a short summary of the cases concerned. Upcoming hearings are announced in a press release at the end of the preceding month.

The Press Service has compiled Questions & Answers on cases and themes on the Court’s case-law.

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* available only in French
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To receive press releases

You can receive the Court’s press releases systematically:

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The ECHR and Facebook

The European Court of Human Rights would like to point out that it has no Facebook account and that any account fraudulently using the name “European Court of Human Rights” or its acronym “ECHR”, claiming to represent the Court, is a fake account.