Videos on the ECHR's case-law
Four short videos, four minutes each, present some of the aspects of the case-law of the ECHR. Aimed at a wide range of viewers, as well as at the law professionals, these videos are available in both official languages of the organisation.
Video on the Convention
Video on 60 years of the Convention
Since its adoption on 4 November 1950, the Convention has been supplemented by several Protocols which have added to the rights and freedoms laid down in the original text. Through its case-law, the Court has had the opportunity to interpret the rights and freedoms defined in the Convention. In doing so, it has made the Convention a living instrument capable of applying to situations that did not exist or were inconceivable at the time it was drafted. As a result of the Court's interpretation, the Convention is a resolutely modern treaty that can adapt to contemporary social issues.
Video on admissibility conditions*
The Court has launched a short video in English and French on the criteria for admissibility, produced with the support of the Principality of Monaco. The video, which is approximately three minutes long, is aimed at the general public and sets out the main conditions required in order to apply to the Court; failure to satisfy these conditions is the reason why the vast majority of applications are rejected.
Video (old version)
Other languages (old versions)
* A new video on the admissibility conditions following the entry into force of the Protocol No. 15 will be available shortly.