Activities

Before the national courts

  • Vincent BERGER provides advice regarding the advisability of commencing or continuing proceedings before the national courts on the basis of the Convention and the case law of the ECtHR.
  • If necessary, he prepares written submissions and takes part in hearings.
  • He writes legal opinions.
  • He contributes, in particular at the request of fellow lawyers, to the drafting of written pleadings.

Before the ECtHR

  • Vincent BERGER gives legal opinions - in writing or orally - on the procedure and practice of the ECtHR and even more on the chances of success of any application to the ECtHR. He does so in light of the Strasbourg case law, especially the case law regarding the strict admissibility requirements of the Convention.
  • He drafts and lodges with the ECtHR applications to the ECtHR against States Parties to the Convention.
  • He submits observations to the ECtHR: comments concerning Governments' observations and claims for just satisfaction.
  • He lodges with the ECtHR requests and observations of third party intervention.
  • He sends to the ECtHR requests for interim measures.

Before the Human Rights Committee

  • Vincent BERGER writes and lodges with the United Nations Human Rights Committee communications based on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
  • He participates in the proceedings until its completion, by filing observations on admissibility and merits and claims for compensation.