The President of the European Court of Human Rights, Síofra O’Leary encourages Council of Europe member states to use the forthcoming Summit to commit further resources to the Court.

74,650 applications are currently pending before the Court, including around 23,850 priority applications. Some salaries are now being paid through voluntary financial contributions from member states. This is not a sustainable way to finance a system that has proven itself to be “absolutely vital to peace, stability and the way we live,” the Court’s President said.