Dear readers, today this blog celebrates its first anniversary. After almost 150 posts and over 45,000 page views, I am very happy that so many academics and practitioners interested in the protection of human rights in Europe have found their way to this blog and more importantly, have been able to use the information in their work. Your support and enthusiasm has kept me going. I will try and carry the spirit of the first year into the future! Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any ECHR related news or academic work you come across.