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European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

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Definition(s)

International court established by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) which rules on individual or State applications alleging violations of the civil and political rights set out in the ECHR.

Source(s)

Website of the European Court of Human Rights

Translations

  • BG: Европейски съд за правата на човека
  • CS: Evropský soud pro lidská práva
  • DE: Europäischer Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte
  • EL: Ευρωπαϊκό Δικαστήριο των Δικαιωμάτων του Ανθρώπου
  • EN: European Court of Human Rights
  • ES: Tribunal Europeo de Derechos humanos
  • ET: Euroopa Inimõiguste Kohus
  • FI: Euroopan ihmisoikeustuomioistuin
  • FR: Cour européenne des droits de l'homme
  • GA: an Chúirt Eorpach um Chearta an Duine
  • HU: Emberi Jogok Európai Bírósága
  • IT: Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo
  • LT: Europos Žmogaus Teisių Teismas
  • LV: Eiropas Cilvēktiesību tiesa
  • MT: Qorti Ewropea tad-Drittijiet tal-Bniedem
  • NL: Europees Hof voor de Rechten van de Mens (EHRM)
  • PL: Europejski Trybunał Praw Człowieka
  • PT: Tribunal Europeu dos Direitos Humanos
  • SK: Európsky súd pre ľudské práva / ESĽP
  • SL: Evropsko sodišče za človekove pravice
  • SV: Europeiska domstolen för de mänskliga rättigheterna (Europadomstolen)
  • NO: Den europeiske menneskrettsdomstolen

Synonym(s)

  • ECtHR

Note(s)

1. The ECtHR was set up in 1959, it is based in Strasbourg.
2. It hears applications alleging that a contracting state has breached one or more of the human rights provisions concerning civil and political rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and its protocols. An application can be lodged by an individual, a group of individuals or one or more of the other contracting states, and, besides judgments, the Court can also issue advisory opinions.
3. The court has delivered more than 10.000 judgments which are binding on the countries concerned and have led governments to alter their legislation and administrative practice in a wide range of areas.