Dareskizb Ltd v. Armenia (application no. 61737/08)

Facts of the case: Following the announcement of the preliminary results of the presidential elections in Armenia in 2008 and an outbreak of oppositional demonstrations, a decree declaring a state of emergency in Yerevan was adopted. The Government notified the Council of Europe of the derogation from, inter alia, rights protected by Article 10 of …

Procedure after communication

Communication is the notification of the application to the respondent Government. The proceedings may then be divided into two consecutive phases. During the non-contentious phase, the parties are invited to explore the possibility of a friendly settlement, within a period of 12 weeks. If they do not reach an agreement, the proceedings enter a contentious …

Procedure before the ECHR

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How to lodge an application

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How to make a valid application

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