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KHRP publishes the manual ‘Taking Cases to the European Court of Human Rights’

KHRP is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of the manual ‘Taking Cases to the European Court of Human Rights’.

The manual provides a comprehensive and practical guide to litigation in Strasbourg, setting out the development of the Court since its inception and the changes that have been made in order to enhance the Court’s efficiency. In this regard, it covers the introduction of pilot-judgment procedures and the new admissibility criteria, as well as explaining further potential changes initiated by the Interlaken Conference in February 2010. The manual also includes commentaries on the practice and procedure of the Court, key texts such as the European Convention on Human Rights, the Court’s application form and a table of legal aid rates.

‘Taking Cases to the European Court of Human Rights’ is one of a series of three manuals published by KHRP providing practical guidance on using international human rights mechanisms.
KHRP will also shortly publish an updated edition of the manual ‘Taking Human Rights Complaints to UN Mechanisms’ which includes guidelines for submitting a report to a convention-based committee, how to use the individual complaint procedure and how to submit a petition to initiate investigation in response to allegations of human rights violations.  The third manual in the series ‘Taking Human Rights Complaints to the OSCE, European Parliament and Council of Europe’ was published in January 2010.

The manual can be freely downloaded from KHRP website.

KHRP Managing Director Rachel Bernu said “By sharing knowledge about the UN mechanisms and European Court of Human Rights law, practice and procedure, KHRP manuals assists human rights defenders to adopt effective approaches in addressing specific violations of human rights and widespread patterns of abuse caused by systemic issues.

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