European Court of Human Rights

Cour européenne des droits de l'homme

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Established Apr 1959, Strasbourg (France), by Council of Europe (CE), under the terms of Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, also known as 'European Convention on Human Rights', in conjunction with European Commission of Human Rights. Effective from 1 Nov 1998, the Court was restructured in accordance with Protocol no 11 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 11 May 1994, as a single permanent Court to replace the part-time, two-tier system of Commission and Court. This restructuring was to resolve the growing difficulty experienced in coping with an ever-increasing volume of cases by eliminating the time-consuming examination of cases by two separate bodies and was designed to ensure better access to the system for the individual, resolve cases quickly and improve efficiency.


Under Article 19 of the Convention, signed 1950, in force 1953, ensure the observance of engagements undertaken by contracting parties. Under Articles 32, 33, 34 and 47, jurisdiction extends to all matters concerning interpretation and application of the Convention - allegations of breaches of Convention provisions referred to the Court by any Contracting State, by an individual, group of individuals or nongovernmental organization claiming to be a victim of a violation by one of the Contracting Parties of the rights protected under the Convention, and requests for advisory opinions.

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Since its creation, until 1 Jan 2018, The Court has delivered 20,637 judgements and reviewed almost 800,000 applications.


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Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 47 countries
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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Maltreatment
    • Victims
  • Law
    • Tribunals, Courts
  • Peace
    • Rights

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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22. Oct 2018
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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