European Court of Human Rights Selects Workshare Compare to Improve Search Capabilities


The ECHR wanted to develop a new document search and sharing system that would allow more than 4.6 million site visitors each year to search for and retrieve documents from an ever-expanding library of over 90,000 ECHR judgment-related documents.



The ECHR chose to build a platform based on Workshare Compare’s search and share capabilities to meet this requirement. The new platform, built on the organization’s HUDOC document database, combines Microsoft FAST’s search capabilities with new and innovative Workshare Web 2.0 technologies to create a unique, real-time search experience for users accessing legal-ruling documents.



Workshare Compare will ensure that the public can search for and access documents within seconds of being published. It will also provide a set of new features, such as search refiners, that will allow users to find the information they need more effectively. This will transform the document delivery process and enhance overall usability of the ECHR online document repository.

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John Hunter Head of IT

"This project will greatly enhance the ECHR’s capacity to distribute its case law to as wide an audience as possible, as well as allowing us to leverage our investment in Microsoft SharePoint and John Hunter Microsoft FAST."

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