Published: 1 Jun 2010 | By Helen Hardman

Tackling systemic human rights violations: the ECtHR’s pilot judgement procedure


In an attempt to tackle the growing backlog of ‘clone cases’ coming before it, since 2004 the ECtHR has begun applying its pilot judgement procedure in the case of systemic human rights violations. This is designed to improve the effectiveness of Court mechanisms whilst encouraging states to take corresponding measures to tackle the problem.

In this article, Helen Hardman summarises the findings of research carried out at London Metropolitan University into pilot judgements, quasi-pilot or Article 46 judgements, and so-called ‘third tier’ judgements. Please click on the link below to read the article and access the full research report.