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

February 2016
24 February
J.K. and Others v. Sweden (no. 59166/12)
Grand Chamber hearing
24 February 2016  at  09:15
March 2016
2 March
Lupeni Greek Catholic Parish and Others v. Romania (no. 76943/11)
Grand Chamber hearing
02 March 2016  at  09:15
March 2016
16 March
Khan v. Germany (no. 38030/12)
Grand Chamber hearing
16 March 2016  at  09:15
April 2016
20 April
Khamtokhu and Aksenchik v. Russia (nos. 60367/08 and 961/11)
Grand Chamber hearing
20 April 2016  at  09:00
May 2016
11 May
Satakunnan Markkinapörssi Oy and Satamedia Oy v. Finland (no. 931/13)
Grand Chamber hearing
11 May 2016
May 2016
25 May
V.M. and Others v. Belgium (no. 60125/11)
Grand Chamber hearing
25 May 2016  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; suitcases are not accepted.

Please ensure that these instructions are followed.