Calendar of hearings

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Provisional list of scheduled hearings

The Court basically has a written procedure but occasionally decides to hold public hearings in specific cases. Hearings take place in the Human Rights Building in Strasbourg. They are public unless otherwise decided by the President of the Chamber or Grand Chamber, as the case may be. At the end of the hearing, the judges withdraw to deliberate. A judgment and/or a decision are delivered at a later date.

Please note that these dates are subject to cancellation

April 2015
1 April
Biao v. Denmark (no. 38590/10)
Grand Chamber hearing
01 April 2015  at  09:15
April 2015
8 April
Avotiņš v. Latvia (no. 17502/07)
Grand Chamber hearing
08 April 2015  at  09:15
April 2015
15 April
Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France (no. 40454/07)
Grand Chamber hearing
15 April 2015  at  09:15
April 2015
21 April
Gouarre Patte v. Andorra (no. 33427/10)
Chamber hearing
21 April 2015  at  09:00
April 2015
22 April
M.E. v. Sweden (no. 71398/12)
Grand Chamber hearing
22 April 2015  at  09:15 - CANCELLED
May 2015
13 May
Bedat v. Switzerland (no. 56925/08)
Grand Chamber hearing
13 May 2015  at  09:15
May 2015
20 May
De Tommaso v. Italy (no. 43395/09)
Grand Chamber hearing
20 May 2015  at  09:15
June 2015
3 June
Dogan and Others v. Turkey (no. 62649/10)
Grand Chamber hearing
03 June 2015  at  09:15
June 2015
10 June
Armani Da Silva v. the United Kingdom (no. 5878/08)
Grand Chamber hearing
10 June 2015  at  09:15
June 2015
17 June
Baka v. Hungary (no. 20261/12)
Grand Chamber hearing
17 June 2015  at  09:15
July 2015
8 July
Karácsony and Others v. Hungary (no. 42461/13) and Szél and Others v. Hungary (no. 44357/13)
Grand Chamber hearing
08 July 2015  at  09:15
September 2015
2 September
Hotel Promotion Bureau S.r.l. and Rita Sarda S.r.l. v. Italy (no. 34163/07)
Grand Chamber hearing
02 September 2015  at  09:15

Attend a hearing

Public hearings

Hearings at the Court are public. Hearings last approximately 90 minutes with English and French interpretation.

If you wish to attend a public hearing, please complete the electronic form. The minimum age to attend a hearing is 18 years.

If a hearing is cancelled or adjourned, you will be informed as soon as possible (see the calendar of scheduled hearings).

Rules of security and conduct

  • Strict punctuality is requested. Entry to the courtroom after the start of oral submissions is not permitted in order to avoid any disruption to the hearing.
  • The number of participants should not exceed that stated in the list of participants, which will be required beforehand
  • Chamber hearings begin at 9.00 a.m. and Grand Chamber hearings at 9.15 a.m. sharp
  • Persons attending hearings must arrive at the main entrance of the Human Rights Building 45 minutes before the beginning of the hearing; each person should bring his or her passport, identity card or driving licence.
  • No telephones or laptop computers may be used during the hearing; photography or recording of the hearing is prohibited.
  • No food or drink may be brought into the courtroom.
  • Entry to or exit from the courtroom is not permitted during the hearing
  • Persons attending hearings should remain seated and silent, and remain in their seats until the hearing has ended. The President may order the removal of anyone disturbing the proceedings.
  • Appropriate dress is required.
  • For security reasons, access is only given to those parts of the building that are open to the public. Access to the cafeteria is prohibited.
  • The building does not have a left-luggage office; you are therefore advised to leave luggage at the hotel or in the coach.

Please ensure that these instructions are followed.