Contact Information

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How to send applications

We would draw your attention to the fact that applications to the Court and all documents relating to the application must be sent by post, even if they have been faxed beforehand.

Please bear in mind that any documents or questions relating to applications must also be sent to the Court by post.

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Contacting the Court

Electronic forms are now available online for questions about the Court and how it works.

Please note that the Court cannot give legal advice under any circumstances.

Requests for Interim Measures (Rule 39) should not be submitted via contact form. For more information, please refer to the Apply to the Court page.

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Access to the Court

European Court of Human Rights
Council of Europe
67075 Strasbourg Cedex

Tel : +33 (0)3 88 41 20 18
Fax : +33 (0)3 88 41 27 30
         +33 (0)3 90 21 43 10

 Instructions for shipments

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Public and other holidays

In 2024 the Registry of the ECHR will be closed on:

Wednesday 1 May
Wednesday 8 May
Thursday 9 May
Friday 10 May
Monday 20 May
Thursday 15 August
Friday 1 November
Monday 11 November
From Tuesday 24 December(afternoon) to Tuesday 31 December