ECtHR: Deadline for Applications Reduced to Four Months
From 1 February 2022, the deadline for submitting applications to the ECtHR has been reduced from six to four months from the date of a final decision in a domestic court case. The new deadline can be found in Protocol No 15 to the ECHR, which entered into force on 1 August 2021 (→ eucrim 3/2021, 165). The amendment foresaw a transitional period until 1 February 2022; from that date, applications not complying with the new deadline are no longer accepted. As the new time limit is not retroactive, it only concerns applications for which a final domestic decision was issued after 1 February 2022.