THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS PUBLISHES THE EXCEPTIONAL MEASURES
17 March 2020
The European Court of Human Rights has already published the exceptional measures to respond to Coronavirus/Covid-19. In the press release, it is stated that the Court’s essential activities will be maintained, and especially the handling of priority cases, so that teleworking has been put in place within the Court as a general rule.
Additionally, the Court will be able to examine the urgent request for interim measure in the context of rule 39 of the Rules of Court. However, this Rule applies only when there is an imminent risk of irreversible harm.
Moreover, the six-month time-limit for the lodging of applications and all time-limits allotted in proceedings that are currently pending will be suspended for one-month with effect from Monday 16 March 2020.
You can read the text of the press release here.
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