Document Type : Article
1 Ph.D. Student in Public Law, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Qom, Qom, Iran
2 Associate Prof, Department of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Qom, Qom, Iran
An international non-governmental organization is a volunteered self-established non-profit organization which advocates public interests. The role of non-governmental organizations which inherently pursue public interests, are significant and have been recognized at different levels. Meanwhile, according to the European Convention of Human Rights and its protocols, especially Protocol No. 11, as well as the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, the possibility of non-governmental organizations’ participation in the Court’s proceedings has been accepted in three forms: plaintiff, plaintiff’s representative, and amicus curiae. AS such, international non-governmental organizations have an extensive role in the proceedings of the European Court of Human Rights. This study aims to examine this role.
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