The European Court of Human Rights is considered the most effective mechanism for the protection of human rights. The course will offer an insiders perspective on how individuals defend their rights in the Court, the most common difficulties of representatives in bringing claims to the Court and the challenges faced by the Court today in Europe. The course will put an emphasis on explaining in detail the procedure in front of the Court. There is considerable case law that elaborates important issues concerning admissibility of claims. During the course the students will also study the methodology of the Court in adjudicating cases, i.e., the rule of interpretation and the relevant principles of the case law. By the end of the course the students will have both practical and theoretical insight into the Court's work.