We don't usually cover European Court of Human Rights stuff unless it impacts directly on EU law. You just can't cover everything.
But here is a report worth looking at by Lord Woolf about the working methods of the Court and how to cope with the massive case load.
Two suggestions made in the report may well be transposed to the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance one day. Not tomorrow, for sure, but perhaps in 15 to 20 years time.
The first suggestion is the creation of "satellite offices of the registry". They would be set up in different countries and screen applications before they are lodged with the court.
The second suggestion is to encourage greater use of ombudsmen and alternative dispute resolution.
Sincerely yours, Rodrigo González Fernández