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Thinking about Open Gov? Here’s how one organization did it

13 November 2012 | Anne-Claude Poinso, Marketing Manager, Public Sector France

The European Court of Human Rights is part of the Council of Europe, which was set up in 1949 to promote human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in its member states. There are more than 47 member states within the council, which opens the Court’s jurisdiction to more than 800 million citizens.

Disseminating court documents to the public is a key part of the Court’s efforts to promote transparency and inform this diverse constituency. At the core of this information-sharing effort is the Court’s Internet-based HUDOC system, responsible for making more than 90,000 public documents available to the public, including judgments, decisions, and more. Last year alone, the site received more than 4.6 million visitors.

However, the Court wanted to offer intelligent search capabilities for users with a more intuitive, easier, and faster experience. The solution for the European Court of Human Rights was Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010. Check out our video case study below to learn how the Court transformed the search experience it provides to its millions of public visitors.

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Anne-Claude Poinso
Marketing Manager, Public Sector France

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About the Author

Anne-Claude Poinso | Marketing Manager, Public Sector France

For 5 years as A&O marketing lead, Anne-Claude has evangelized CMOs to digital marketing. She joined Public Sector last year to convince now government, LRA and Health customers that IT is a key pillar to modernize the state and deliver innovative service