Rules concerning the media
Attending a hearing
Those who have registered in advance have priority as regards seats in the hearing room, which are then allocated to others on a first-come first-served basis. If you are a journalist, please contact the
Press Service to register.
Photography and filming is allowed only in the public parts of the building (forecourt, entrance hall).
To obtain pictures of hearings please contact the
Press Service, which can provide journalists very quickly with professional-quality footage (FTP link) of the first few minutes of hearings.
Webcasts of hearings can also be viewed on the same day via the Court’s website.
Most of these pictures are Council of
Europe photographs and are copyright free. All reproduction
must necessarily provide the following credit: "Council
of Europe Credits".
Pictures taken by non-Council of
Europe photographers may not be reproduced or transmitted without the photographer's written permission (contact details appear on the print version of the relevant pictures).
Press officers are available to help
journalists with specific requests and to answer all
their questions (in English, French, German, Bulgarian, Romanian and Russian).
the Press Service