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Trajan Shipley
6th January 2022
Human Rights Justice & Litigation

New time-limit to apply to the ECtHR to enter into force soon

A new time-limit for applying to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will come into force on 1 February 2022. The new time limit, which arises from Protocol No. 15, reduces the applicable time-limit to lodge an application from six months to four since the final national judicial decision.

This results from the entry into force of Protocol No. 15 on 1 August 2021 which, as reported here by EU Law Live, include:

The amendment of the admissibility criterion of ‘significant disadvantage’ (Article 35(3)(b) ECHR), through the removal of the condition that a case that has not been duly considered by a domestic tribunal cannot be rejected. The removal (in Article 30 ECHR) of the possibility that parties to a case may object t

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