Briefing Paper

The Application of the “Significant Disadvantage” Criterion by the European Court of Human Rights

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November 2015

As part of the reforms of the European Court of Human Rights enacted in Protocol 14, the ECHR has added a requirement that a case in which the applicant has not suffered any significant disadvantage will be inadmissible, subject to specific safeguards.  

This note provides an overview of the background and early decisions on this criterion, as well as summaries of the most important decisions (as reported in the ECHR Information Notes) from 2013 to 2015. 


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