9. What action is taken in the case of inadmissible petitions? 

If your petition does not fulfil the admissibility requirements (see relevant section “What are the specific requirements for my petition?”), it will be declared inadmissible by the Committee on Petitions. Petitions declared inadmissible are filed and no further action is taken. The Committee will provide you with a written notification of its decision.

Depending on the subject of your petition, the Committee on Petitions may advise you to contact a non-EU body (e.g. the European Court of Human Rights), a national authority (e.g. the national ombudsman or national petitions committees) or a judicial authority.