Do human rights go on holiday? The blackout in the Court’s processing of Rule 39 requests for interim measures

Francesco Luigi Gatta, Research Fellow, UCLouvain, EDEM

Thursday 13 May 2021 is a holiday in France, celebrating the Ascension. As a consequence, various offices and services are closed. The European Court of Human Rights makes no exception in this respect. The Court is also remaining closed for the following day, Friday 14 May. 

Nothing strange, so far. Until Monday, 10 May, when this announcement was published in the home page of the Court’s website:

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