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What should be included in an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)? Is it possible for a third party to intervene in a case before the ECtHR?

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Published on LexisPSL on 17/03/2015

The following Local Government Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What should be included in an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)? Is it possible for a third party to intervene in a case before the ECtHR?
  • Initial Application
  • Written submissions by the parties
  • Third Party Intervention

What should be included in an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)? Is it possible for a third party to intervene in a case before the ECtHR?

For the purposes of this Q&A we have assumed that it is an individual who is making the application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Initial Application

According to r 47 of the Rules of Court:

“1. An application under Article 34 of the Convention shall be made on the application form provided by the Registry, unless the Court decides otherwise. It shall contain all of the information requested in the relevant parts of the application form and set out

(a) the name, date of birth, nationality and address of the applicant and, where the applicant is a legal person, the full name, date of incorporation or registration, the official registration number (if any) and the official address;

(b) the name, occupation, address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the representative, if any;

(c) the name of the Contracting Party or Parties against which the application is made;

(d) a concise and legible statement of the facts;

(e) a concise and legible statement of the alleged violation(s) of the Convention and the relevant arguments; and

(f) a concise and legible statement confirming the

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