Submitting a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights


The European Court of Human Rights is an international court based in Strasbourg. It consists of a number of judges equal to the number of member States of the Council of Europe that have ratified the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.


You may lodge an application with the European Court of Human Rights if you consider that you have personally and directly been the victim of a violation of the rights and guarantees set out in the European Convention on Human Rights or its Protocols. The violation must have been committed by one of the States bound by the Convention.


The following rights, in particular, are protected:

- the right to life;

- the right to a fair hearing in civil and criminal matters;

- the right to respect for private and family life;

- freedom of expression;

- freedom of thought, conscience and religion;

- the right to an effective remedy;

- the right to the peaceful enjoyment of possessions; and

- the right to vote and to stand for election.


Rebenoks & Vilders attorneys are ready to assist you in fight for your rights and will represent your interests in the European Court of Human Rights.

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