HUDOC database

The HUDOC database provides access to the case-law of the Court (Grand Chamber, Chamber and Committee judgments and decisions*, communicated cases, advisory opinions and legal summaries from the Case-Law Information Note), the European Commission of Human Rights (decisions and reports) and the Committee of Ministers (resolutions).

*Committee decisions appeared on HUDOC only as of April 2010. Decisions concerning single judge cases are not published. Commission decisions prior to 1960 exist in hard copy only in the Court Archives.

This collection contains all the press releases issued by the Registry since 1 January 1999. Available in English and French, they include summaries of judgments and decisions delivered by the Court and information about cases pending and about the Court’s activities in general.


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HUDOC Tutorials and Manual

Two videos showing the main search functions of the HUDOC database have been published by the Court.

The first tutorial explains how to carry out a simple search of the Court’s case-law. The advanced video explains in detail the functionalities of the database of the Court’s case-law.

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The HUDOC FAQ lists some common questions and acts as a quick guide to searching in HUDOC.

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Language versions

Information on translations into non-official languages of the Court's case law can be found in the page below:

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List of keywords Article by Article

The legal issues dealt with in each case are summarised in a list of keywords, chosen from a thesaurus of terms taken (in most cases) directly from the text of the Convention and the Protocols thereto.

Searching with these keywords will enable you to find a group of documents with similar legal content.

The keyword list supplements the list available via the Keywords tab on the HUDOC search portal.

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Compatible Web Browsers

The following Web browsers and operating systems are currently supported:

Microsoft Windows
Internet Explorer 5.5 and upwards
Mozilla FireFox 1.4 and upwards
Safari 3.1 and upwards
Opera 9 and upwards

Mac OS X
Mozilla FireFox 1.4 and upwards
Safari 3.1.2 and upwards
Opera 9 and upwards

Mac OS up to 9.1
Netscape Navigator 6.1 and upwards
Mozilla Firefox 1.4 and upwards