European Court of Human Rights has published an updated guide for lawyers who wish to bring a case before the Court
ECtHR publishes new 'Practical Guide on Admissibility Criteria'
24 January 2012
The European Court of Human Rights has published an updated version of the Practical Guide on Admissibility Criteria, intended mainly for lawyers who wish to bring a case before the Court.
It describes the conditions of admissibility which an application must meet. By publishing this comprehensive Guide, the Court says it seeks to "stem the flow of obviously inadmissible cases which are flooding it."
The guide has been prepared by the Registry's Research Division and does not bind the Court. It is an updated compilation of a series of articles on key points of the case-law on admissibility that were originally published in 2006.
The full text of the guide in English is available at http://www.echr.coe.int/NR/rdonlyres/B5358231-79EF-4767-975F-524E0DCF2FBA/0/Guide_pratique_ENG.pdf