To consider cases brought before it, the European Court of Human Rights1 sits in a single-judge formation, in committees of three judges, in Chambers of seven judges and in a Grand Chamber of seventeen judges2. The Court's Chambers must set up committees for a fixed period of time3. When sitting as a single judge, a judge may not examine any application against the High Contracting Party in respect of which that judge has been elected4.
There must sit as an ex officio member of the Chamber and the Grand Chamber the judge elected in respect of the High Contracting Party
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