Court to trial new ‘friendly settlements’ procedure

Under the new system, the court’s registry will have the discretion to make a friendly settlement proposal when respondent governments are given notice1 of applications.

Court: First request under Protocol No.16

The French Court of Cassation has submitted to the European Court of Human Rights the first request under Protocol No. 16, seeking an advisory opinion on the question of surrogacy.

European court launches new system for single judge decisions

A new system for single judge decisions with more detailed reasoning has been announced today by the European Court of Human Rights.

Thorbjørn Jagland: Let’s celebrate rather than caricature the European Court of Human Rights

In an article in the New York Times, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, outlines how a “breakdown in the postwar consensus that accepted international law as a fair price for peace and prosperity,” is affecting the work and reputation of the European court.

New European court factsheets

The reviewed case law concerns armed conflicts and Roma and Travellers communities