Standing: European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
Vassilis P Tzevelekos
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’) examines complaints submitted by states and individuals concerning alleged violations of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950) (‘ECHR’ or ‘Convention’). Accordingly, the parties to a dispute before the ECtHR (and previously before the European Commission of Human Rights (ECommHR)) are, on the one hand, the defendant State(s) Party/ies and, on the other hand, the persons that are granted the right to lodge a complaint, namely the State(s) Party/ies or...