Human Rights Mapper is a specialized application aimed at aiding legal professionals, researchers and others interested in the topic of human rights with new tools to work with HUDOC - the official database of the European Court of Human Rights.
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Quick Search function allows to access to the HUDOC database without internet connection. Quick, light and efficient way of revising basic knowledge on particular case.
SHARED CASE LAW
This function allows to compare two or more cases with one another and find the case law they have in common.
The most important instrument that helps finding the references to the chosen case or cases. It gives a glimpse into how often the case was recalled in its jurisprudence and therefore allows using simple quantitative data to assess the relevance of the case.
INTERNATIONAL LAW CONNECTIONS
This function allows user to pick a set of international law instruments used in the Courts jurisprudence and use it to narrow down the amount of cases for further analysis.
SEARCH BY KEYWORDS
This new function allows users to select cases related to particular provisions of the ECHR.
On 9 and 10 December 2014 the Belgian authorities organised a European conference focused on the childs best interests in Brussels. During the Conference, developers of the Human Rights Mapper held a presentation on using quantitative research methods for qualitative research in the human rights context.
EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
The European Court of Human Rights is an international court set up in 1959. It rules on individual or State applications alleging violations of the civil and political rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. The Courts case-law makes the Convention a powerful living instrument for meeting new challenges and consolidating the rule of law and democracy in Europe.