The European Court of Human Rights is an international court that can hear only applications from individuals, organizations and enterprises claiming that their rights are guaranteed by the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and its Protocols (hereinafter - the European Convention). were violated.

The European Convention is an international treaty under which a significant number of European states have committed themselves to ensuring its fundamental rights.

The European Court of Human Rights cannot deal with any complaints, but only those that meet the conditions of admissibility set out in Article 35 of the European Convention.

As a general rule, you can apply to the Court within four months of the date of the final decision of the national court, which is not subject to appeal.

In doing so, the applicant shall complete the application in accordance with the requirements set out in Article 47 of the Rules of Court.

The official languages ​​of the Court are English and French, but if it is more convenient for the applicant, he may also speak the official language of one of the countries that have ratified the European Convention, although only at an early stage. If the Court finds the application in respect of the applicant's complaints admissible, all further communication shall be in English or French.

Applications to the Court are sent exclusively by post, and the applicant is not required to come to Strasbourg in person and present his case orally. However, before submitting your application, the applicant must keep a full copy. Thus, if the Registry of the Court informs the applicant that the application is incomplete, he will be able to submit a new application more quickly and without difficulty. If the first application, which is incomplete, has not been accepted, the applicant may not have enough time to submit a new application before the deadline.

If all the necessary conditions are met, the Court opens the application dossier and informs the applicant.

The Registry may ask the applicant for additional information or clarification. The applicant should respond promptly to the Secretariat's inquiries, as incomplete new dossiers that cannot be considered will be destroyed in six months if no response is received from the applicant. In addition, please note that when a case is referred to the Court and the applicant does not respond to the Registry's letter requesting information or documents, the Court may conclude that the applicant has no interest in further proceedings. As a result, the case may not be heard by the Court or may be declared inadmissible or removed from the register of cases pending before the Court.

The case is free of charge. However, the applicant will be informed in due time of any decision rendered by the Court in his case.

The company's specialists, speaking the official languages ​​of the court and having practical experience of cooperation with the Court, provide a full range of services from preparing an analysis of the grounds for appeal and relevant practice of the Court to the execution of the Court's decision in Ukraine.