Published: 1 Jun 2007 | By Dina Vedernikova

The European Court’s new ‘pilot judgement’ procedure and the potential effects of Protocol 14


The pilot judgement procedure was envisaged by the Steering Committee for Human Rights of the Council of Europe in 2003, with the aim of reducing the significant workload which repetitive cases represent for the Court. The first two pilot judgements, to be delivered where structural or general shortcomings in the law or practice of a state may lead to a large number of complaints, were delivered in the cases of Broniowski v Poland and Xenides-Arestis v Turkey.

In this article, Dina Vedernikova considers the introduction of the pilot judgement procedure, its effects on Protocol 14, and what it may mean for the future. To read the full article, click on the link below.