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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Repetitive Cases: European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

Edith Wagner

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 February 2020

Subject(s):
Human rights remedies — Admissibility — Registry

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) (‘Court’) experienced a period of constant growth in the number of pending cases between 1992 and 2011. The docket tripled every four to six years (2,500 in 1992; 6,400 in 1997; 19,800 in 2001; 56,800 in 2005) and peaked at 151,600 cases in 2011 (ECtHR, Analysis of Statistics, 2007, 6; ECtHR, Analysis of Statistics, 2011, 7). Until 2018 the number of pending cases decreased by over 60 per cent to 56,350 (ECtHR, Analysis of Statistics, 2018, 7) and went back to the level of the year 2005. Figure 1 Pending Cases Data...
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