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The European Court of Human Rights

Some Facts and Figures

COUNCIL CONSEIL
COUNCIL CONSEIL
OF
OF EUROPE DEL’EUROPE
EUROPE DE L'EUROPE
Cour européenne des Droits de l’Homme
The European Convention on The European Court of Human
Human Rights Rights

T T
he Convention is an international he European Court of Human Rights,
treaty under which the member set up in 1959, is an international
States of the Council of Europe court with jurisdiction to rule, through
promise to secure fundamental civil and binding judgments, on individual and inter-
political rights, not only to their own State applications alleging violations of the
citizens (currently numbering 800,000 Convention.
million people) but also to everyone
within their jurisdiction, irrespective of, for Since 1998 the Court has operated on a
example, sex, race, nationality or ethnic full-time basis. It is made up of 47 judges,
origin. The Convention, which was signed one for every State Party to the Convention.
on 4 November 1950 in Rome, entered The judges, who are totally independent,
into force in 1953. are elected for six-year terms by the
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of
The Convention’s importance lies not Europe. On account of the considerable
only in the scope of the rights which it increase in the number of applications and
protects, but also in the protection system the Court’s excessive workload, the member
set up in Strasbourg to examine alleged States of the Council of Europe decided to
violations and to ensure that the States reform the supervisory machinery introduced
comply with their obligations under the by the Convention; as a result, they adopted
Convention. Protocol No. 14 to the Convention* in 2004.

The guarantees

The Convention and its Protocols guarantee, in particular:

- the right to life;


- the right to a fair hearing in civil and criminal cases;
- the right to respect for private and family life;
- freedom of expression;
- freedom of thought, conscience and religion;
- the right to an effective remedy;
- the right to peaceful enjoyment of one’s possessions;
- the right to vote and to stand for election.

The prohibitions
The Convention and its Protocols prohibit, in particular:

- torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;


- slavery and forced labour;
- arbitrary and unlawful detention;
- discrimination in the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set out in the Convention;
- the expulsion or removal by a State of its own nationals;
- the death penalty;
- the collective expulsion of foreign nationals.

*Protocol No. 14, which is intended to guarantee the Court’s long-term effectiveness by
optimising the filtering and processing of applications, envisages, among other measures,
the creation of new judicial formations for the simplest cases and a new admissibility criterion
(the existence of “significant disadvantage”) and introduces a nine-year non-renewable term
of office for judges. It will enter into force once all the States Party to the Convention have
ratified it (to date, 46 out of the 47 States have ratified Protocol No. 14).

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Case-processing flow chart
EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
COUR EUROPEENNE DES DROITS DE L’HOMME
Case-processing flowchart Application lodged

If not disposed of administratively

One of
the Court’s
5 Sections

Chamber Committee
If not unanimous
(7 Judges) (3 Judges)

Relinquishment
of jurisdiction by
a Chamber
If unanimous

Admissibility and
Admissibility and merits
merits taken together
taken separately
(Joint procedure)

Decision:
Decision: Application
Application rejected
declared admissible
(inadmissible/struck out)

Judgment

Just satisfaction Just satisfaction


reserved included

Judgment on just
satisfaction

Request by a Party
for a re-hearing
granted

Respondent
Grand State executes
Chamber judgment/Committee of
(17 Judges) Ministers supervises
execution

This flowchart indicates the progress of a case through the different judicial formations. In the interests of readability, it
does not include certain stages in the procedure – such as communication of an application to the respondent State,
consideration of a re-hearing request by the Panel of the Grand Chamber and friendly settlement negotiations.

This flowchart indicates the progress of a case through the different judicial formations. In the interests of
readability, it does not include certain stages in the procedure – such as communication of an application to
the respondent State, consideration of a re-hearing request by the Panel of the Grand Chamber and friendly
settlement negotiations.

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Applying to the European Court the States found guilty of a violation
of Human Rights have indeed adopted the necessary
general measures to avoid any other

T
he Convention system for protecting violations of the same kind (amendments
human rights must first of all be to legislation, legal doctrine, regulations
applied at national level. Each or practice, etc.).
member State has a duty to ensure that
everyone within its jurisdiction enjoys The Committee of Ministers also checks
the rights protected by the Convention. whether the applicant has been paid any
compensation awarded by the Court and,
If this is not the case, any individual, in certain cases, whether other specific
group of individuals or non-governmental measures have been taken (reopening
organisation which considers that it of a trial; cancellation of a prohibition
has been a victim of a violation may, order or confiscation order; correction of
subject to certain conditions, apply to a criminal record; delivery of a residence
the European Court of Human Rights. permit; etc.).
Applications may also be lodged by
one State against another (inter-State
applications). In any event, applications
may only be made against States which
have signed the European Convention on
Human Rights.
Not to be confused!
The Court rules on the admissibility and,
where appropriate, the merits of the European Court of Human Rights
cases submitted to it. Its jurisdiction is Ensures that States comply with
their obligations under the European
binding on all the Contracting States. Convention on Human Rights. Made up
of one judge for each State party to the
Convention, and based in Strasbourg.
The processing of applications
Court of Justice of the European

I
n order for an application to be Communities
admissible, the applicant must have Based in Luxembourg, this Court
exhausted the effective remedies ensures compliance with EU law
available in the country in which the and rules on the interpretation and
alleged violation was committed. He application of the treaties establishing
or she must also lodge the application the European Union.
within six months of the date on which
the courts or authorities of that State International Court of Justice
issued their final decision. Cases which Judicial organ of the United Nations,
are manifestly ill-founded are declared based in The Hague.
inadmissible.
European Convention on Human
Where an application is not inadmissible, Rights
the Court encourages the parties to The treaty by which the member
reach a friendly settlement. If this States of the Council of Europe have
proves impossible, the Court rules on undertaken to respect fundamental
the case in a Chamber of seven judges human rights and freedoms.
or, in exceptionally important cases, in a
Grand Chamber made up of 17 judges. Universal Declaration of Human
Rights
All of the Court’s final judgments are Text adopted by the United Nations in
binding on the States found to have 1948 in order to strengthen human
violated the Convention, which are rights protection at international level.
obliged to execute them.
Charter of Fundamental Rights
European Union text on human rights
The execution of judgments and fundamental freedoms, adopted in
2000.

T
he Committee of Ministers of the
Council of Europe is responsible for
supervising the execution of the
Court’s judgments. It verifies whether

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European Court of Human Rights 31/12/2007

Applications allocated to a decision body


Applications allocated to a decision body
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Cour Européenne des Droits de l'Homme
Requêtes attribuées à un organe décisionnel

50000
45016
45000 32500
27200
40000 28200

35000
32409

28201 27178
30000

25000

20000
13843
15000 10475
8408
10000

5000

0
1959-1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Applications which are allocated to a decision body are those for which the Court has received a correctly completed
form, accompanied by copies of relevant documents. These applications will be examined by a Committee or by a
Chamber of the Court. These figures do not include applications which are at the pre-judicial stage (incomplete
case file).
EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Pending allocated cases


On 1 January 2008 approximately 79.400 applications were pending before a decision body.

PENDING ALLOCATED CASES


31/12/2007
all others 19300 Russia 20300
24% 26%

France 2350 3%

Germany 2500 3%

Slovenia 2700 3%
Turkey 9150
Italy 2900 4% 12%
Czech Rep. 3000 4%
Poland 3100 Romania 8300
4% Ukraine 5800 10%
7%
Total number of pending cases : 79,400

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European Court of Human Rights 31/12/2007

Judgments
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Cour Européenne des Droits de l'Homme
Judgments deliveredArrêts by the Court

1800

1560
1600 1503

1400

1200 1105

1000 889
837 844

800 695 703 718

600

400

177
200

0
1959-1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Since the reform of the Convention system in 1998, the Court has seen a considerable increase in its workload. In
2007 the Court focused on examining complex cases and decided to join certain applications which raised similar
legal problems, so that they could be examined together. Thus, although it delivered fewer judgments in 2007
than in the previous year, the Court completed its examination of a greater number of applications.

Violation judgments by country

2007
Turkey
Others 22%
45%

Romania
6%
Russia
13% 1999-2007
Ukraine Poland
7% 7%
Others Italy
41% 21%

Russia
5% Turkey
20%

France
Poland 7%
6%

Almost half of the judgments delivered by the Court in 2007 concerned four of the 47 member States of the
Council of Europe: Turkey, Russia, Poland and Ukraine. In almost 90% of the total number of judgments delivered
in 2007 the Court identified at least one violation of the Convention and found against the respondent State.

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Subject-matter of the Court’s judgments
2007
Others
20% Right to a fair
trial (6)
24%
Right to an
effective remedy
(13)
8%
Length of
proceedings (6)
18%
Right to liberty 1999-2007
and security (5)
Protection of Right to an
13% effective remedy
property (P1-1) Others Length of
17% (13) 16% proceedings (6)
8% 30%

Right to liberty
and security (5)
10%
Right to a fair
trial (6)
Protection of
21%
property (P1-1)
15%

In 37% of the judgments finding a violation which were delivered in 2007, the Court concluded that there had
been a violation of Article 6 of the Convention, either in respect of fairness or the length of proceedings. More
than 53 % of the judgments in 2007 concluded that there had been a violation of one of two Articles of the
Convention, namely Article 6 (right to a fair hearing) or Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (protection of property). In
addition, in almost 9 % of cases, the Court concluded that there had been a serious violation of the Convention,
concerning the right to life or the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment (Articles 2 and 3 of
the Convention).

Examples of judgments delivered by the Court in 2007

Article 2 • Unintended killing of person during Some


siege after he had been firing at police examples of
right to life officers - no violation.
Huohvanainen v. Finland, 57389/00 judgments
• Failure of the police to protect the lives
of the applicant’s children, eventually delivered by
• Lack of independence of police force
killed by their father - violation. called upon to investigate allegations of
the Court in
Kontrová v. Slovakia, 7510/04 security force collusion in the death of the 2007
• Extrajudicial execution of tens of citizens applicant’s husband - violation.
by security forces and subsequent failure to Brecknell v. United Kingdom, 32457/04
conduct an effective investigation - violations. • Effectiveness of a continuing twelve-
Musayev and Others v. Russia, 57941/00, year inquiry into a fatal explosion in a
58699/00 and 60403/00 state-of-emergency region - violation.
• De facto impunity of State agents Kamil Uzun v. Turkey, 37410/97
convicted of complicity in the torture • Inadequacy of criminal sentence
and subsequent death of a person in imposed on police officers responsible for
police custody - effectiveness of criminal ill-treatment causing death - violation.
proceedings - violation. Nikolova and Velichkova v. Bulgaria,
Teren Aksakal v. Turkey, 51967/99 7888/03
• Death by gradual asphyxia of a young • Investigative failings concerning a fatal
man who was handcuffed and held face shooting following the intervention of an
down to the ground by police officers for off-duty police officer - violation.
over thirty minutes - violation. Celniku v. Greece, 21449/04
Saoud v. France, 9375/02

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Some Article 3 Article 5
examples of prohibition of torture or right to liberty and security
judgments inhuman or degrading • Circumvention of a domestic law
delivered by
treatment provision on maximum length of detention
the Court in by re-detaining person ten minutes after
2007 • Torture of opposition leader and lack of release - violation.
effective investigation - violation. John v. Greece, 199/05
Mammadov (Jalaloglu) v. Azerbaijan,
34445/04 • Failure to give detailed reasons for the
continued detention of a remand prisoner
• Torture and wrongful detention of - violation.
Chechnyan applicants - violation. Castravet v. Moldova, 23393/05
Chitayev and Chitayev v. Russia,
59334/00 • Failure by the Belgian judicial authorities
to give any serious consideration to the
• Force-feeding of prisoner on hunger question of alternatives to preventive
strike in protest against prison conditions detention - violation.
- violation. Lelièvre v. Belgium, 11287/03
Ciorap v. Moldova, 12066/02
• Lack of confidentiality of lawyer-client
• Use of a teargas, known as “pepper communications due to indiscriminate use
spray”, to break up demonstrators - no of a glass partition in a detention centre
violation. - violation.
Çiloğlu and Others v. Turkey, 73333/01 Modarca v. Moldova, 14437/05
• Conditions of pre-trial detention and • Inconsistent interpretation of provisions
detainee’s obligation to pay for their applicable to detainees awaiting extradition
improvement - violation. - violation.
Modarca v. Moldova, 14437/05 Nasrulloyew v. Russia, 656/06
• Full body search of prisoner including • Prolonged detention in an ordinary
systematic visual inspection of the anus remand centre pending admission to a
after each prison visit during a period of psychiatric hospital - violation.
two years - violation. Mocarska v. Poland, 26917/05
Frérot v. France, 70204/01
• Placement in a disciplinary isolation cell,
lack of medical care and undernourishment
of a detainee suffering from tuberculosis
and wearing of handcuffs at public hearings
Article 6
not justified by security requirements - right to a fair trial
violations.
• Temporary suspension of courts in
Gorodnichev v. Russia, 52058/99
Chechnya owing to a counter-terrorist
• Allegation by the applicant that she operation - violation.
was forced by the conduct of the family- Khamidov v. Russia, 72118/01
allowance-contribution collection agency
• Retrospective and final determination
to continue to work as a prostitute - no
of the merits of pending litigation by
violation.
legislative intervention that was not
Tremblay v. France, 37194/02
justified by compelling general-interest
• Conditions in which a prisoner suffering grounds - violation.
from serious illness was held and lack of Arnolin and Others and 24 other cases v.
adequate medical care - violation. France, 20127/03 etc.
Yakovenko v. Ukraine, 15825/06
• Failure to communicate to the applicant
• Conditions of detention of a prisoner decisions and documents sent by the
suffering from mental disorders - violation. public prosecutor to the court and a note
Dybeku v. Albania, 41153/06 from the judge to the court of appeal -
violation.
• Unjustified strip-search during arrest - Ferreira Alves v. Portugal (n° 3),
violation. 25053/05
Wieser v. Austria, 2293/03
• Restrictions on access to case file
• Failure to carry out an effective in lustration proceedings resulting in
investigation into racist attack on a politician’s temporary disqualification from
member of the Roma - violation. public office - violation.
Šečić v. Croatia, 40116/02 Matyjek v. Poland, 38184/03
• Failure to take into account a prisoner’s • Failure to comply with a final judgment
serious invalidity when arranging for his requiring administrative authorities
detention and transfer - violation. to deliver up possession of a building
Hüseyin Yildirim v. Turkey, 2778/02 occupied by a governmental organisation
• Risk of deportation to Afghanistan - no that enjoyed diplomatic immunity -
violation in case of deportation. violation.
Sultani v. France, 45223/05 Hirschhorn v. Romania, 29294/02

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• Arbitrary findings of the domestic • Police providing, in absence of Some
courts - violation. regulatory framework, technical assistance examples of
Khamidov v. Russia, 72118/01 to an individual who wished to record
his conversations with the applicant - judgments
• Outcome of pending civil litigation violation. delivered by
affected by statutory amendment
favourable to the State and contrary to the
van Vondel v. the Netherlands, 38258/03 the Court in
applicants’ interests - violation. • Unjustified search and seizure at 2007
SCM Scanner de l’ouest lyonnais and lawyer’s home without safeguards -
Others v. France, 12106/03 violation.
Smirnov v. Russia, 71362/01
• Lack of impartiality of a Supreme Court
judge whose son had been expelled from
a school run by one of the parties to the Article 9
dispute - violation.
Tocono and Profesorii Prometeişti v.
freedom of thought,
Moldova, 32263/03 conscience and religion
• Obligation for the registered keeper of • Refusal to grant full exemption from
a vehicle to provide information identifying instruction in Christianity, religion and
the driver where a road-traffic offence is philosophy in State primary schools -
suspected: no violation. violation.
O’Halloran and Francis v. United Kingdom, Folgerø and Others v. Norway, 15472/02
15809/02 and 25624/02
• Unlawful termination of meeting
• Allegation by the applicant that the organised by Jehovah’s Witnesses -
German courts had no jurisdiction to violation.
try him for serious offences, including Kuznetsov and Others v. Russia, 184/02
genocide, committed in Bosnia - no
• Employment terminated on account of
violation.
religious beliefs - violation.
Jorgic v. Germany, 74613/01
Ivanova v. Bulgaria, 52435/99
• Interception of a private telephone
conversation between an accused taking
part in a hearing by videoconference and
Article 10
his lawyer - violation. freedom of expression
Zagaria v. Italy, 58295/00
• Conviction of a journalist for the
publication of a diplomatic document on
Article 8 strategy classified as confidential - no
violation.
right to respect for private Stoll v. Switzerland, 69698/01
and family life
• Ban on Kurdish production of a play in
• Requirement of father’s consent for municipal buildings - violation.
the continued storage and implantation of Ulusoy and Others v. Turkey, 34797/03
fertilised eggs - no violation.
Evans v. United Kingdom, 6339/05 • Convictions of journalists for using
and reproducing material from a pending
• Use in evidence of a recording of a criminal investigation in a book -
conversation obtained by a body-mounted violation.
listening device and of a list of the Dupuis and Others v. France, 1914/02
telephone calls made - violations.
Heglas v. Czech Republic, 5935/02 • Detention of a journalist with a view to
compelling him to disclose his source of
• Refusal to perform a therapeutic abortion information - violation.
despite risks of serious deterioration of the Voskuil v. Netherlands, 64752/01
mother’s eyesight - violation.
Tysiąc v. Poland, 5410/03 • Search and seizure operations carried
out at the home and office of a journalist
• Husband in prison refused permission suspected of corruption of a European
for artificial insemination - violation. Union official - violation.
Dickson v. United Kingdom, 44362/04 Tillack v. Belgium, 20477/05
• Refusal to register the forename “Axl” • Injunction restraining a parent from
even though other requests to take that repeating criticism he had made of
name had been granted - violation. schoolteachers’ conduct - violation.
Johansson v. Finland, 10163/02 Ferihumer v. Austria, 30547/03
• Return of a child to its father in the • Unlawful dismissal of a civil servant
United States under the Hague Convention following a search of his office in apparent
on the Civil Aspects of International Child retaliation for a letter he had published in
Abduction - no violation. the press criticising the chief prosecutor -
Maumousseau and Washington v. France, violation.
39388/05 Peev v. Bulgaria, 64209/01
• Interception of prisoners’ letters to • Imposition of a fine for defamatory
their lawyer - violation. allegation of plagiary - violation.
Ekinci and Akalin v. Turkey, 77097/01 Boldea v. Romania, 19997/02

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Some Article 11 • Refusal by respondent Government
examples of to disclose documents from ongoing
freedom of peaceful investigation into the disappearance of the
judgments assembly applicant’s husband - violation.
delivered by Baysayeva v. Russia, 74237/01
• Unlawful refusal to grant permission for
the Court in • Refusal by Government to disclose
a march and meetings to protest against
2007 homophobia - violation. documents from ongoing investigation into
Bączkowski and Others v. Poland, an abduction and killing by servicemen
1543/06 or into allegations of harassment of the
applicants - violation.
• Dispersal of a peaceful demonstration Bitiyeva and X v. Russia, 57953/00 and
for failure to give prior notice to the police 37392/03
- violation.
Bukta and Others v. Hungary, 25691/04 • Government’s refusal to disclose
documents from ongoing investigations
• Repeated delays by authorities in into the disappearance of the applicant’s
registering an association - violation. relatives in Chechnya during military
Ramazanova and Others v. Azerbaijan, operations - violation.
44363/02 Kukayev v. Russia, 29361/02 and Khamila
• Bad-faith denial of re-registration, Isayeva v. Russia, 6846/02
resulting in the applicant association’s loss
of legal status - violation.
Church of Scientology Moscow v. Russia,
Article 1 of Protocol No. 1
18147/02 protection of property
• Setting aside of a trade mark
Article 13 registration - no violation.
Anheuser-Busch Inc. v. Portugal,
right to an effective 73049/01
remedy • Court order finally annulling, more
• Lack of domestic remedy enabling a than thirty years after their lawful
prisoner to challenge a refusal to forward acquisition, a title to properties belonging
correspondence - violation. to a foundation set up by a religious
Frérot v. France, 70204/01 minority - violation.
Fener Rum Erkek Lisesi Vakfi v. Turkey,
34478/97
Article 14
prohibition of
Article 2 of Protocol No. 1
discrimination
right to education
• Failure to carry out an effective
investigation into racist attack on a • Refusal to grant full exemption from
member of the Roma - violation. instruction in Christianity, religion and
Šečić v. Croatia, 40116/02 philosophy in State primary schools -
violation.
• Placement of Roma gypsy children in Folgerø and Others v. Norway, 15472/02
“special” schools - violation.
D.H. and Others v. Czech Republic, • Refusal to exempt a State school pupil
57325/00 whose family was of the Alevi faith from
mandatory lessons on religion and morals
- violation.
Article 34 Hasan and Eylem Zengin v. Turkey,
1448/04
individual applications
• Refusal by penitentiary officials to send
an application to the ECHR on the grounds Article 3 of Protocol No. 1
of alleged non exhaustion of domestic right to free elections
remedies - violation.
Nurmagomedov v. Russia, 30138/02 • Ancillary penalty of removal from
office imposed on Member of Parliament
on the dissolution of his party -
Article 38 violation.
Sobaci v. Turkey, 26733/02
examination of the case
and friendly settlement
proceedings Article 2 of Protocol No. 4
freedom of movement
• Refusal by Government to disclose
documents from ongoing investigation into • Inability to travel abroad as a result
an abduction and killing by servicemen of an entry arbitrarily made in passport -
or into allegations of harassment of the violation.
applicants - violation. Sissanis v. Romania, 23468/02
Akhmadova and Sadulayeva v. Russia,
40464/02

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Albania 10 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0
Andorra 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Armenia 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Austria 164 131 11 17 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 48 53 0 10 0 23 1 0 6 9 0 0 0 3 0
Azerbaijan 10 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Belgium 82 64 6 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 23 43 0 4 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bosnia Herzegovina 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria 169 160 4 3 2 7 7 0 19 8 0 145 22 64 0 9 3 4 8 0 41 3 14 0 0 0 1
Croatia 132 101 4 26 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 36 55 0 4 0 0 0 0 16 1 6 0 0 0 0
Cyprus 42 36 1 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 28 0 2 0 1 0 0 7 2 3 0 1 0 1
Czech Republic 128 115 4 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 27 76 0 11 0 1 1 0 12 2 4 0 0 0 0
Denmark 22 5 6 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Estonia 15 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finland 90 63 17 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 27 0 11 0 5 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
France 589 470 56 49 14 2 2 1 7 0 1 25 187 251 2 13 0 11 1 0 25 7 17 0 0 0 4
Georgia 18 13 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 4 4 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 1
Germany 88 60 18 8 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 10 28 0 13 0 1 0 0 2 8 1 0 0 0 0
Greece 366 319 8 19 20 3 3 0 7 3 0 6 70 219 0 2 4 4 2 0 57 3 43 0 1 0 0
Hungary 116 108 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 2 97 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Iceland 8 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Ireland 12 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 1715 1322 27 332 34 0 0 0 1 1 0 18 202 948 0 84 0 2 3 0 52 1 263 0 14 0 15
Latvia 30 24 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 19 4 6 0 12 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 5
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Total Total Total Total Total 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 P1-1 2 3 4
Luxembourg 19 17 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 0 3 0 2 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
Malta 16 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0
Moldova 105 101 0 1 3 0 0 4 20 6 0 38 63 4 0 5 2 10 1 0 16 0 53 0 0 0 8
Monaco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montenegro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Netherlands 70 41 13 12 4 0 3 1 7 0 0 7 7 5 0 11 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Norway 15 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Poland 489 419 28 39 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 155 27 245 0 42 0 7 1 0 14 2 11 0 0 0 2
Portugal 141 83 2 54 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 59 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0

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Romania 279 240 8 21 10 0 0 1 5 8 0 9 170 21 1 15 0 4 2 0 3 4 151 0 0 0 5
Russia 399 372 13 11 3 22 23 8 46 5 0 89 242 58 0 14 2 8 5 0 46 1 215 1 2 1 24
San Marino 11 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Serbia 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 0 4 0 2 0 0 8 0 4 0 0 0 0
Slovakia 151 126 5 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 11 97 0 7 0 5 0 0 13 1 4 0 0 0 0
Slovenia 210 202 6 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 198 0 1 0 0 0 0 187 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spain 37 26 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 11 6 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Sweden 42 18 6 18 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 9 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0
Switzerland 41 33 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 10 4 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
“the former Yugoslav
Republic of
Macedonia” 31 27 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Turkey 1641 1395 33 202 11 53 100 17 114 24 0 276 453 194 4 33 1 149 23 0 168 2 411 3 5 0 26
Ukraine 372 366 3 2 1 1 2 1 18 4 0 8 266 66 0 11 3 3 0 0 81 0 185 0 1 0 3
United Kindgom 256 160 35 57 4 1 12 0 6 0 0 40 64 18 0 35 0 2 2 3 22 10 2 0 3 0 1
Sub Total 6749 354 965 129 91 156 34 277 70 1 931 2064 2947 11 382 19 271 59 3 810 66 1423 5 29 4 100
Total 8194*

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* Three judgments concern two Countries : Moldova & Russia, Georgia & Russia and Romania & Hungary
**Other judgments: just satisfaction, revision judgments, preliminary objections and lack of jurisdiction
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Workload and output

Applications pending
Applications allocated to Applications disposed of Applications disposed of
before a decision body
State a decision body by decision by judgment
at the end of the year

2005 2006 2007 2005 2006 2007 2005 2006 2007 2005 2006 2007
Albania 45 52 54 17 28 22 1 2 6 46 75 107
Andorra 5 8 4 2 9 3 - 1 - 5 4 5
Armenia 110 98 614 62 95 44 - - 5 166 169 737
Austria 298 344 329 208 150 272 22 21 23 364 536 568
Azerbaijan 175 221 708 120 57 84 - 3 7 197 362 979
Belgium 173 107 124 192 110 105 14 7 15 154 149 162
Bosnia and Herzegovina 209 243 708 71 149 254 - 1 3 293 383 838
Bulgaria 820 748 821 344 832 586 23 45 53 1783 1661 1835
Croatia 553 640 557 477 352 745 26 22 31 915 1180 957
Cyprus 66 56 63 49 64 27 1 15 7 108 86 116
Czech Republic 1267 2466 808 420 1264 1080 33 39 11 2096 3268 2976
Denmark 72 68 45 86 96 72 3 2 2 81 49 19
Estonia 165 184 154 82 88 127 4 1 3 286 379 405
Finland 243 262 269 256 187 253 13 17 26 433 488 481
France 1821 1831 1552 1442 1374 1549 60 96 48 2081 2442 2346
Georgia 72 105 162 48 33 40 3 5 8 103 171 286
Germany 1592 1601 1485 1386 1121 1685 16 10 12 2221 2687 2495
Greece 365 371 384 349 237 298 105 55 65 452 519 559
Hungary 644 423 528 220 302 323 16 32 24 897 988 1169
Iceland 6 12 9 9 7 6 - - 2 9 14 16
Ireland 45 40 45 36 53 40 3 - - 43 30 35
Italy 847 931 1350 838 580 796 79 103 67 2111 2404 2907
Latvia 233 268 235 92 75 208 1 10 12 449 635 650
Liechtenstein 4 1 5 6 - 3 1 1 - 2 3 5

European Court of Human Rights - Some Facts and Figures


Workload and output

Applications pending
Applications allocated to Applications disposed of Applications disposed of
before a decision body
State a decision body by decision by judgment
at the end of the year

2005 2006 2007 2005 2006 2007 2005 2006 2007 2005 2006 2007
Lithuania 267 204 227 444 169 208 5 7 5 376 408 420
Luxembourg 28 32 32 16 17 26 1 2 7 36 48 49
Malta 13 16 17 12 10 3 2 8 1 12 13 24
Moldova 594 517 887 302 248 201 14 20 60 936 1178 1830
Monaco 1 4 10 - 1 1 - - - 1 4 13
Montenegro - 13 134 - - - - - - 133
Netherlands 410 397 365 440 333 335 10 7 10 217 272 296
Norway 58 70 62 53 61 70 - 1 5 93 99 85
Poland 4563 3975 4211 6465 5816 3963 49 115 111 4911 3008 3119

European Court of Human Rights - Some Facts and Figures


Portugal 221 215 133 117 124 169 10 5 10 191 276 214
Romania 3103 3310 3171 2036 2323 2536 33 73 93 6795 7736 8275
Russia 8069 10132 9497 5262 4856 4364 82 102 192 10169 15416 20296
San Marino 4 2 1 2 3 1 1 - 1 6 5 4
Serbia 660 595 1154 384 421 528 - 1 14 730 895 1392
Slovak Republic 442 487 347 283 130 286 29 34 23 818 1142 1176
Slovenia 343 1338 1012 131 226 159 1 190 15 935 1880 2698
Spain 495 361 309 426 284 408 - 5 5 661 734 631
Sweden 449 371 360 391 435 370 7 8 7 425 354 337
Switzerland 230 282 236 178 170 165 5 9 7 289 385 455
"the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" 229 295 454 62 66 60 4 8 17 368 593 980
Turkey 2488 2328 2830 1366 3167 1573 290 334 331 9627 8389 9173
Ukraine 1869 2482 4502 1698 1076 2606 120 120 109 2817 4051 5811
United Kingdom 1003 843 886 732 963 403 18 23 50 1087 948 1363
Total 35369 39336 41717 27612 28162 27057 1105 1560 1503 56795 66516 79427
Minor discrepancies in the totals of applications pending at the end of a year are caused by the operation of the Court’s database and reporting tools which do not provide for

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an automatic reporting option, in other words, reporting slightly overlaps into the next reference period.
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