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Film on the Court

Aimed at a wide audience, the film explains how the Court works, describes the challenges faced by it and shows the scope of its activity through examples from the case-law.



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All about the ECHR

All about... provides an introduction to the internal workings of the Court through short videos presenting its different departments and functions.


One Judge, Three Questions

One Judge, Three Questions is a series of videos in which the new judges of the ECHR give their views on the institution and its case-law.



Videos on the ECHR's case-law

Five 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. 


Case-law of the ECHR and Hate Speech

Case-law of the ECHR and conditions of detention

                                                  Case-law of the ECHR and surveillance at work

                                                  Case-law of the ECHR and the Istanbul Convention

                                                  Case law of the ECHR and sexual orientation


The COURTalks-disCOURs videos are geared to providing legal professionals, as well as civil society representatives, with an overview of the Court’s jurisprudence in different matters. Made in cooperation with the European HELP programme, these educational videos are subtitled in different languages and are available with a transcript setting out the relevant case-law precedents in each sphere.

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Video on the Convention

European Convention on Human Rights Video Screenshot

A short video presenting the main rights and freedoms in the Convention. Aimed at a wide range of viewers, this video is currently available in 38 languages. The Court wishes to encourage initiatives aimed at including this video in civic education programmes. Video Other languages

Video on 60 years of the Convention

Sixty Years video screenshot

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 lodging an application

Video on lodging an application

This video is a tutorial explaining how the application form must be completed in order to be examined by the Court.


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Video on admissibility conditions*

Admissibility Video Screenshot

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.

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* A new video on the admissibility conditions following the entry into force of the Protocol No. 15 will be available shortly.