The reader will find here a very brief reminder of the functioning of the Court, according to rules currently in force.
The Court has jurisdiction over all matters concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention and the Protocols. The applications can be brought before the Court by a State Party against another State Party or by physical persons, NGOs or groups of individuals claiming to be a victim of a violation of the Convention by a State Party.
To be admissible, an application must meet a number of criteria. Applicants can file an application before the ECtHR only after...