New Work: European Court of Human Rights Database

Schema partnered with the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington to create the European Court of Human Rights Database (ECHRdb) — an innovative application visualizing the cases of the European Court of Human Rights, and enables broad access to the data by scholars, practitioners, and the general public. The tool is based on a static dataset spanning the years 1960–2014. It includes over 15,000 judgments, 91.9% of which were violations, and 1,233 amicus briefs.

We collaborated with the University on analyzing the data and experimenting with different visualization formats through schematic designs and software prototypes before arriving at the final approach. By applying a variety of filters and view settings, users can see a wide range of data on court decisions, from the specific issues covered by cases, to the countries where cases were brought, to the third-party organizations involved.

The tool was built with Arrays, Schema’s data visualization platform.