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European Court of Human Rights: the Annual Report for 2019 has been published

The European Court of Human Rights has published its annual report for 2019. In 2019 the Court celebrated its 60th anniversary. The European Court of Human Rights, established in 1959 to ensure compliance with the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) represents the first international Court created specifically for the protection of human rights in a given region of the world.

The 2019 annual report contains information on the Court’s organisation and activities for the previous year. In particular, it reports on developments in the case-law and provides full statistical data. These include the Court's recent procedural innovations, the new method of processing sentences and decisions, which entered into force on 1 October 2019 and which will be fully operational during 2020; and the Superior Courts Network, a network that has grown considerably, embracing 86 upper courts from 39 countries.

According to the Court's statistics 44,500 applications were allocated to a judicial formation, an overall increase of 3% compared with 2018 (43,100). 29,800 of these were identified as Single-Judge cases likely to be declared inadmissible (an increase of 2% in relation to 2018). The stock of allocated applications pending before the Court increased, being 59,800 at the end of the year (as compared to 56,350 at the end of 2018).

 The full version of the Annual report is available at the link below.