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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Pilot-Judgment Procedure: European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

Renata Degener

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2021

Human rights — International courts and tribunals, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Pilot-judgment procedure was introduced by the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’ or ‘Court’) in 2004 in the Broniowski v Poland case (Broniowski v Poland, Merits, 2004) as a response to the threat posed to the effectiveness of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950) (‘Convention’) by the growing number of repetitive cases deriving from the same systemic or structural dysfunction in the domestic legal order. The purpose of the procedure is to facilitate the expeditious and effective resolution of such...
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