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Contact Information

How to send applications

We would draw your attention to the fact that applications to the Court and all documents relating to the application must be sent by post, even if they have been faxed beforehand.

Please bear in mind that any documents or questions relating to applications must also be sent to the Court by post.


Access to the Court

European Court of Human Rights
Council of Europe
67075 Strasbourg Cedex

Tel : +33 (0)3 88 41 20 18
Fax : +33 (0)3 88 41 27 30
        +33 (0)3 90 21 43 10

Instructions for shipments

Contacting the Court

Electronic forms are now available online for questions about the Court and how it works.

Contact the Court

Please note that the Court cannot give legal advice under any circumstances.

Public and other holidays

In 2023 the Registry of the ECHR will be closed on:

Friday 7 April
Monday 10 April
Monday 1 May
Monday 8 May
Thursday 18 May
Monday 29 May
Friday 14 July
Monday 14 August
Tuesday 15 August
Wednesday 1 November
From Thursday 21 December (afternoon) to Friday 29 December