Romania ratified the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in 1994. This Convention gives citizens of the member states of the Council of Europe the right to address the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) with individual complaints when states violate the rights provided for in the Convention.
The procedure before the ECHR has several phases, being carried out, mainly, in writing. The first step is that of admissibility, in which the Court will examine whether the complaint meets certain conditions set out in the Convention. Subsequently, the Court will examine the complaint thoroughly and determine whether or not there has been a violation of any of the rights protected by the Convention.
With an extremely rich experience in the field, our law firm offers legal assistance throughout the entire proceedings before the ECHR, both for drafting the necessary documents and for supporting oral hearings when they are convened, in any of the official languages of the Court.
We have made more than one hundred complaints before the ECHR, which covered almost all the articles of the European Convention. We have been successful in cases that lead to the modification of the national jurisprudence or of some modifications of the legislation, starting with the oldest case Varga v. Romania and until somewhat more recent case Cutean v. Romania. We have represented clients in front of the ECHR’s Grand Chamber and also obtained the revision of some final decisions following some ECHR decisions.