1 As the regional court which sits at the judicial apex of the European continent, encompassing 47 member states of the Council of Europe, and a considerable variety of national legal systems, the fact-finding role played by the European Court of Human Rights (‘European Court’ or ‘the Court’ or ‘ECtHR’) is a fundamental aspect of the delivery of justice for potentially millions of people. The finding of facts describes a process (or processes) in which a court attempts to clarify an unclear or disputed fact or set of facts. Fact-finding is therefore a...
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