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Stricter conditions for applying to European Court of Human Rights


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This just in from someone at the European Court of Human Rights:

I write in the context of your position as editor of the Free Movement Blog. Please be advised that some important changes are to take place as of 1 January 2014 with regards to Rule 47 and the submission of applications to the European Court of Human Rights.

A press release was issued on 11 December 2013, the text of which can be found here.

I would be grateful if you could issue a note on the blog drawing attention to the forthcoming changes.


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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.