This paper addresses the highly significant area of domestic violence as a human rights issue, focusing specifically on the relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. Since 2007, the Court’s case law on this issue has grown steadily, and it has now been firmly established that domestic violence can constitute a breach of arts 2, 3, 8 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Nevertheless, the Court’s approach to domestic violence is not without its potential flaws, as is illustrated by the recent judgment in Kurt v Austria. [---]