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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Evidence: European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

Corina Heri

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 August 2022

Subject(s):
Admissibility of evidence — Burden of proof — Standard of proof — Expert evidence — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Fact-finding and inquiry — Human rights

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 The European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’ or ‘Court’) is a regional human rights court set up under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (‘ECHR’ or ‘Convention’). The Court mostly hears cases brought by individuals against States: although inter-State applications are possible, they are rare when compared with the large volume of individual applications. In other words, the lion’s share of the Court’s workload involves hearing cases brought by a party who is generally at an evidentiary disadvantage as compared to...
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