The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), often called informally the “Strasbourg Court”, was created to systematize the human rights complaints procedure of the member states of the Council of Europe. The Court’s mission is to ensure compliance with the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights and Additional Protocols by the signatory States.
The system of protection of fundamental rights and freedoms introduced by the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention) is based on the principle of subsidiarity. It is first and foremost the competence of the States Parties to the Convention to guarantee its application, and the European Court of Human Rights (ECJ) must intervene only when the states have failed to fulfill their obligations. The control exercised in Strasbourg is mainly driven by individual applications, with which the Court may be seised by any person, whether natural or legal, under the jurisdiction of States Parties to the Convention.
Our team provides Legal Advice, Assistance and / or Representation before the European Court of Human Rights for both complainants and third parties, regarding:
- Analyzing the conditions for admissibility of the application.
- The opportunity to file complaints;
- Its procedure and duration;
- Drafting individual complaints;
- Drawing up the necessary documents and documents throughout the procedure;
- Supporting legal action for the enforcement of the favorable decision by national authorities.