European Court of Human Rights

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European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is a judicial body that oversees the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by the 47 member states of the Council of Europe. The ECHR is a treaty that guarantees certain fundamental human rights, such as the right to a fair trial, freedom of expression, and the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment. The ECtHR is based in Strasbourg, France, and it has the power to hear cases brought by individuals, non-governmental organizations, and other groups who claim that their human rights have been violated by a member state.

 

Law firms can work on cases that are brought before the ECtHR in a number of ways. Some firms may represent individuals or groups who are bringing a case before the Court, while others may provide legal advice and assistance to member states who are facing a case before the Court. Some firms may also conduct research and advocacy work related to the implementation of the ECHR. In addition, some law firms may specialize in human rights law, and may have experience working on cases before the ECtHR and other international human rights tribunals.