Human Rights Trust Fund enables the European Court of Human Rights to launch case-law translations project


Source: European Court of Human Rights

The Court has launched the project "Bringing Convention standards closer to home” with the financial support of the Human Rights Trust Fund. The project’s aim is to translate the Court’s key judgments and decisions in order to further disseminate its case-law via HUDOC (the Court’s database) and partners at national level.

The judgments and decisions will be recent cases of significant relevance to those member States where the case-law has not yet been translated. Translations will be commissioned principally into the official languages of the following States: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey and Ukraine.

All translations will be published on HUDOC, which already contains some 1,500 translations into 21 languages other than English and French, as well as a significant number of links to Internet sites hosting further translations. The Registry would welcome more translations from such host sites, as the new HUDOC interface now enables searches to be made in non-official languages. Institutions, publishers and others willing to have their translations referenced in HUDOC are asked to consult the guidelines on how to submit non-official translations.

The Registry would like to be informed of any cases or case summaries that have already been translated into one or more of the target languages of the project. The Registry is also keen to receive suggestions for cases to be translated. The project team can be reached at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  • Geographical area: Europe
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