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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.

Press release HELP website

The admissibility of an application

This 15-minutes video produced in 2015 sets out the admissibility criteria which all applications must meet in order to be examined by the Court.

Please note that Protocol No. 15 to the Convention has reduced to four months, down from six, the time-limit for lodging an application with the Court after exhausting domestic remedies. This new four-month rule became effective from 1 February 2022, after a transition period.

For more information about the admissibility of an application, please consult the Applicants’ home page and the Practical Guide on Admissibility Criteria.

Relevant Case-Law of the video




This 25-minutes video produced in 2016 sets out the Court’s jurisprudence in matters of asylum.




This 25-minutes video produced in 2016 sets out the Court’s jurisprudence in matters of terrorism.




Russian (video)

Spanish (video)

Turkish (video)

* Unofficial translation produced within the framework of the Council of Europe Neighbourhood Partnership with Tunisia 2018-2021, with the support of Liechtenstein, Norway and Spain.

 الترجمة غير الرسمية تمت في إطار شراكة الجوار لمجلس أوروبا مع تونس 2018-2021 ، بدعم من ليختنشتاين والنرويج وإسبانيا.

This translation is published by arrangement with the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights and is the sole responsibility of the translator.

تم نشر هذه الترجمة بالترتيب مع مجلس أوروبا والمحكمة الأوروبية لحقوق الإنسان وهي مسؤولية المترجم وحده.