The updated version of this online information resource gives 200 examples of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights and how their implementation has improved people’s lives across Europe.

Examples of cases and their impact are shown by country and by theme, illustrated using a mixture of videos, animations, photographs, and quotes from those involved.

The website presents a selection of cases from the European court - it is not exhaustive. More cases and new themes will be added as the project progresses.

This resource is aimed at citizens, teachers, students, journalists, human rights defenders, and government officials - all those who are interested in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and its positive impact.

The "How It Works” section briefly explains how the human rights convention protects the rights of 700 million* people in Europe.

The “Other Key Conventions” feature gives an overview of other major Council of Europe treaties and the status of their implementation (whether signed, ratified, or neither) in each of the organisation’s 46 member states and worldwide.


The initial development and launch of the resource was funded through voluntary contributions from the governments of Finland, Germany, Ireland and Norway.

A series of thematic animations was subsequently added to the website, with support from the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe, linked to the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The project is currently being updated and extended thanks to a further voluntary contribution from the government of Belgium.