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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 2020
5 February
Guðmundur Andri Ástráðsson v. Iceland (no. 26374/18)
Grand Chamber hearing
05 February 2020  at  09:15
February 2020
26 February
Hanan v. Germany (no. 4871/16)
Grand Chamber hearing
26 February 2020  at  09:15
March 2020
4 March
Kurt v. Austria (no. 62903/15)
Grand Chamber hearing
04 March 2020  at  09:15
March 2020
18 March
M.A. v. Denmark (no. 6697/18)
Grand Chamber hearing
18 March 2020  at  09:15
April 2020
30 April
Vavřička v. the Czech Republic (no. 47621/13) and 5 other applications (nos. 3867/14, 73094/14, 19306/15, 19298/15 and 43883/15)
Grand Chamber hearing
30 April 2020  at  09:15

Attend a hearing

Public hearings

Hearings at the Court are public. Hearings last approximately two hours with English and French interpretation.

As the number of seats in the courtroom is limited, a live broadcast of the hearing is organised.

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.

All the Court’s public hearings are filmed and recordings are available on the Court’s website. Hearings held in the morning can be viewed from 2.30 p.m. onwards, while those held in the afternoon are available during the evening.

Thanks to the support provided by Ireland, all the Court’s public hearings since 2007 have been filmed and can be viewed in their entirety, with interpretation in French and English.

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