ECHR published its annual report and statistics 2018


European Court of Human Rights published its annual report and statistics 2018. Total of 20 cases pending against Finland.

European Court of Human Rights published its annual report and statistics 2018.

Read the Annual Report 2018 (en).


General statistics

In 2018 43,100 applications were allocated to a judicial formation, an overall decrease of 32% compared with 2017 (63,350). 29,300 of these were identified as Single-Judge cases likely to be declared inadmissible (a decrease of 41% in relation to 2017). Single judge applications continue to be processed as soon as they are identified as qualifying for such a procedure. 13,800 applications were identified as probable Chamber or Committee cases (a decrease of 1%).

42,761 applications were disposed of judicially, a decrease of 50% in relation to 2017 (85,951). The number of cases allocated exceeded those disposed of by little more than 300. As a result, the stock of allocated applications pending before the Court was stable over the year, from 56,250 to 56,350.

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Applications against Finland

  • 174 new applications against Finland were allocated to judicial formation in 2018.
  • 170 applications against Finland were declared inadmissible or struck out.
  • Applications pending against Finland in the end of 2018 total to 20.
  • 5 applications were communicated to Government in 2018.
  • In 2018 a total of 9 interim measures under Rule 39 were requested against Finland. One was granted.


Between 1990 and 2018 Finland has received 188 judgments. Most of these concern Article 6 of the ECHR, either length of the proceedings (62) or other requirements of a fair trial (37).

  • 140 judgments included at least one violation.
  • 35 judgments did not include violations.
  • 9 cases were solved with a friendly settlement.
  • 4 cases were finalised in other ways (just satisfaction, revision, preliminary objections and lack of jurisdiction).


All the material from the Annual Report 2018 publication event, including video recording, can be found in this link.


Facts and Figures - Finland, updated in November 2018


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