Videos

General presentation


The European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights

Aimed at a wide audience, the film explains how the Court works, describes the challenges faced by it and shows the scope of its activity through examples from the case-law.

Female judges at the European Court of Human Rights

Female judges at the ECHR

Following the election of Síofra O’Leary as the first female President of the European Court of Human Rights in September 2022, this short film honours all of the women who have served as judges at the Court since its creation in 1959.

All about... provides an introduction to the internal workings of the Court through short videos presenting its different departments and functions.
All about The Interim Measures Platform

The Interim Measures Platform

All about the Interim Measures Platform introduces you to the ECHR’s tool for submitting requests for interim measures in digital format : https://r39.echr.coe.int/

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The Convention belongs to you

A short video presenting the main rights and freedoms in the Convention. Aimed at a wide range of viewers, this video is currently available in 38 languages. The Court wishes to encourage initiatives aimed at including this video in civic education programmes.

All about The Central Office

The Central Office

All about the Central Office shows how applications to the Court are received and sorted.

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This video is a tutorial explaining how the application form must be completed in order to be examined by the Court.

All about The Press Service

The Press Service

All about the Press Service explains how the Court communicates and works with journalists.

All about Interpretation

Interpretation

All about Interpretation showcases the profession of interpreter at the Court.

All about The Sections

The Sections

All about the Sections provides information about the composition of the Court, the functioning of the Sections and the role of the Section Presidents.

All about The Grand Chamber

The Grand Chamber

All about the Grand Chamber explains how the Court’s largest judicial formation operates.

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Video on 60 years of the Convention

Since its adoption on 4 November 1950, the Convention has been supplemented by several Protocols which have added to the rights and freedoms laid down in the original text. Through its case-law, the Court has had the opportunity to interpret the rights and freedoms defined in the Convention. In doing so, it has made the Convention a living instrument capable of applying to situations that did not exist or were inconceivable at the time it was drafted. As a result of the Court's interpretation, the Convention is a resolutely modern treaty that can adapt to contemporary social issues.

All about The Jurisconsult

The Jurisconsult

All about the Jurisconsult highlights the role of case-law support for the Court’s judges and Registry.

All about Rule 47 of the Rules of Court

Rule 47 of the Rules of Court

All about Rule 47 of the Rules of Court indicates the formalities to be complied with in order to lodge an application correctly.

All about Interim Measures under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court

Interim Measures under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court

All about interim measures under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court explains what can form the subject of a request for interim measures and in what cases such requests are accepted.

All about Article 46 § 4 of the Convention

Article 46 § 4 of the Convention

All about Article 46 § 4 of the Convention explains infringement proceedings, which enable the ECHR to ascertain whether a State has correctly executed a judgment delivered against it.

One Judge, Three Questions is a series of videos in which the new judges of the ECHR give their views on the institution and its case-law.
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Stéphane Pisani

In this video Stéphane Pisani, the new judge elected in respect of Luxembourg, replies to three questions - about himself, and about the Court’s work.

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Sebastian Răduleţu

In this video Sebastian Răduleţu, the new judge elected in respect of Romania, replies to three questions - about himself, and about the Court’s work.

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Gediminas Sagatys

In this video Gediminas Sagatys, the new judge elected in respect of Lithuania, replies to three questions - about himself, and about the Court’s work.

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Anne Louise Bormann

In this video Anne Louise Bormann, the new judge elected in respect of Denmark, replies to three questions - about herself, and about the Court’s work.

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Diana Kovatcheva

In this video Diana Kovatcheva, the new judge elected in respect of Bulgaria, replies to three questions - about herself, and about the Court’s work.

One judge, three question - Oddný Mjöll Arnardótti

Oddný Mjöll Arnardóttir

In this video Oddný Mjöll Arnardóttir, the new judge elected in respect of Iceland, replies to three questions - about herself, and about the Court’s work.

One judge, three questions - Mykola Gnatovskyy

Mykola Gnatovskyy

In this video Mykola Gnatovskyy, the new judge elected in respect of Ukraine, replies to three questions - about himself, and about the Court’s work.

About the Convention


60 years of the Convention

60 years of the Convention

Since its adoption on 4 November 1950, the Convention has been supplemented by several Protocols which have added to the rights and freedoms laid down in the original text. Through its case-law, the Court has had the opportunity to interpret the rights and freedoms defined in the Convention. In doing so, it has made the Convention a living instrument capable of applying to situations that did not exist or were inconceivable at the time it was drafted. As a result of the Court's interpretation, the Convention is a resolutely modern treaty that can adapt to contemporary social issues.

The Convention belongs to you

The Convention belongs to you

A short video presenting the main rights and freedoms in the Convention. Aimed at a wide range of viewers, this video is currently available in 38 languages. The Court wishes to encourage initiatives aimed at including this video in civic education programmes.

About the case-law


Shorts videos presenting some of the aspects of the case-law of the ECHR. Aimed at a wide range of viewers, as well as at the law professionals, these videos are available in both official languages of the organisation. 
Case-law of the ECHR and Hate Speech

Case-law of the ECHR and Hate Speech

Case-law of the ECHR and conditions of detention

Case-law of the ECHR and conditions of detention

Case-law of the ECHR and surveillance at work

Case-law of the ECHR and surveillance at work

Case-law of the ECHR and the Istanbul Convention

Case-law of the ECHR and the Istanbul Convention

Case-law of the ECHR and sexual orientation

Case-law of the ECHR and sexual orientation

Data protection in the case-law of the ECHR

Data protection in the case-law of the ECHR

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Case-law of the ECHR and children

Environment in the case-law of the ECHR

Environment in the case-law of the ECHR

Disability in the case-law of the ECHR

Disability in the case-law of the ECHR

The COURTalks-disCOURs videos are geared to providing legal professionals, as well as civil society representatives, with an overview of the Court’s jurisprudence in different matters. Made in cooperation with the European HELP programme, these educational videos are subtitled in different languages and are available with a transcript setting out the relevant case-law precedents in each sphere.
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COUTalks - The admissibility of an application

The admissibility of an application

This 15-minutes video produced in 2015 sets out the admissibility criteria which all applications must meet in order to be examined by the Court.

Please note that Protocol No. 15 to the Convention has reduced to four months, down from six, the time-limit for lodging an application with the Court after exhausting domestic remedies. This new four-month rule became effective from 1 February 2022, after a transition period.

For more information about the admissibility of an application, please consult the Applicants’ home page and the Practical Guide on Admissibility Criteria.

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COURTalks - Asylum

Asylum

This 25-minutes video produced in 2016 sets out the Court’s jurisprudence in matters of asylum.

* Unofficial translation produced within the framework of the Council of Europe Neighbourhood Partnership with Tunisia 2018-2021, with the support of Liechtenstein, Norway and Spain.

 الترجمة غير الرسمية تمت في إطار شراكة الجوار لمجلس أوروبا مع تونس 2018-2021 ، بدعم من ليختنشتاين والنرويج وإسبانيا.

This translation is published by arrangement with the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights and is the sole responsibility of the translator.

تم نشر هذه الترجمة بالترتيب مع مجلس أوروبا والمحكمة الأوروبية لحقوق الإنسان وهي مسؤولية المترجم وحده.

COURTalks - Terrorism

Terrorism

This 25-minutes video produced in 2016 sets out the Court’s jurisprudence in matters of terrorism.


* Unofficial translation produced within the framework of the Council of Europe Neighbourhood Partnership with Tunisia 2018-2021, with the support of Liechtenstein, Norway and Spain.

 الترجمة غير الرسمية تمت في إطار شراكة الجوار لمجلس أوروبا مع تونس 2018-2021 ، بدعم من ليختنشتاين والنرويج وإسبانيا.

This translation is published by arrangement with the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights and is the sole responsibility of the translator.

تم نشر هذه الترجمة بالترتيب مع مجلس أوروبا والمحكمة الأوروبية لحقوق الإنسان وهي مسؤولية المترجم وحده.




 

How to...


How to lodge an application

Lodging an application

This video is a tutorial explaining how the application form must be completed in order to be examined by the Court.

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Admissibility conditions

The Court has launched a short video in English and French on the criteria for admissibility, produced with the support of the Principality of Monaco. The video, which is approximately three minutes long, is aimed at the general public and sets out the main conditions required in order to apply to the Court; failure to satisfy these conditions is the reason why the vast majority of applications are rejected.

Admissibility conditions

Admissibility conditions

This video clearly sets out the criteria that must be met in order for an application to be admissible.

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Admissibility conditions

The Court has launched a short video in English and French on the criteria for admissibility, produced with the support of the Principality of Monaco. The video, which is approximately three minutes long, is aimed at the general public and sets out the main conditions required in order to apply to the Court; failure to satisfy these conditions is the reason why the vast majority of applications are rejected.