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How has the European Court of Human Rights evaluated evidence arising from new technologies?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is increasingly confronted with cases which involve the submission of evidence arising from new technologies. This evidence can be of different types. It includes for example electronic data, email communication, GPS technology, internet, mobile telephone applications, telecommunications, video cameras and video surveillance. What are the key considerations which guide the Court in its evaluation of this evidence? Are new standards emerging and if so, how do they relate to the Court’s common framework of rules and practice? This project may choose to focus on one or more issues, such as the format and construction of the submitted evidence, privacy and ethical considerations, or the quality of the analysis made by the Court. DISSECT research team member Ruwadzano Mukambe will assist Prof Dembour in the supervision of this project.


This is the selection process of prof. Marie-Bénédicte Dembour:

Places will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

Students interested in a particular topic are welcomed to contact Prof Dembour by email (mariebene.dembour[@]

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