Unlike the other international courts as the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) don’t allow the public to access online the legal briefs submitted by the applicants, by amicus curiae and by the agents of the governements of the Council of Europe.

According to the website of the ECHR, the registrar only allow the public to access the legal briefs at the location of the Court in Strasbourg, France. Furthermore, a request for permission to access the legal briefs have to be submitted and if granted, an appointment have to be scheduled. This process is making almost impossible for the public to have any access to the legal briefs in violation of article 40-2 of the Convention.

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