ECHR Case Law

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Case-law consists of all the judgements of this court. Any signatory state or person claiming to be the victim of an infringement can lodge an application invoking the infringement by a signatory state of one of the rights guaranteed by the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

The final judgement of the ECHR is binding for the defendant state.

The official languages of the ECHR are French and English, but the applications may be drawn up in one of the official languages of the states that are parties to the Convention. After declaring the application admissible, one of the two official languages shall be used, unless the further use of the language in which the application was drafted is authorized.

Pursuant to the Protocol between the European Institute of Romania and the Superior Council of Magistracy, later including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the EIR began the translation and revision of the ECHR Case-law in January 2009.

To view the list of ECHR cases translated or earmarked for translation, click here.

To search the database click here.