In 1998, the new permanent and full-time European Court of Human Rights came into being, bringing with it new practices and procedures. With the coming into force of the Human Rights Act 1998, both practitioners and the public are now, more than ever, aware of human rights issues and the number of cases being taken to the European Court is likely to increase. Any practitioner considering taking a case to the European Court needs to be fully aware of the procedures involved. Taking a Case to the European Court of Human Rights is a comprehensive and practical guide to the workings of the new Court. It includes a full explanation of the practice and procedure of the European Court, including lodging the initial application, the admissibility rules, the Strasbourg legal aid system and claiming compensation and costs. It also provides a concise overview of the case law of the European Commission and Court, and records the Court's judgments and awards in selected UK cases from 1998 to 2000. Any practitioner involved in taking a case to Strasbourg will find this title an essential purchase.