European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights is recognized by 47 European countries, but it is not part of the European Union. It was established in 1959 as a Commission and became a full-time court in 1998 when the European Commission of Human Rights was abolished.

The court is housed in an ultra-modern building made of steel and glass and that uses natural light and ventilation in an effort to be planet friendly. The building is designed to be people friendly and inviting; from an aerial point of view it looks a little like a giant bug with two circular chambers like eyes on each side of the entrance hall, with myriad offices in the “tail” behind it.

It was designed by Sir Richard Rogers (London) and Claude Berger, a local architect. At its early stages the designs were enlarged to make a bigger building due to the fall of communism. The architects didn’t want the building to be a monument but rather a symbolic landmark and they certainly achieved their aim. There are four slabs from the Berlin Wall in front of the entrance.

The Court Room occupies one of the circular chambers that is 28000 square meters and has 342 seats all told. The Commission Room in the other chamber covers 520 square meters. There is a large Deliberating Room, a Projection Room, 420 offices and a cafeteria.
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Sight Name: European Court of Human Rights
Sight Location: Strasbourg, France
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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