Chamber judgment concerning France

Human Rights Building

02/10/2014

In the case of Matelly v. France, the Court held that there had been a violation of freedom of association.
It concluded that, while the exercise by military personnel of freedom of association could be subject to legitimate restrictions, a blanket ban on forming or joining a trade union is contrary to the Convention.

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Grand Chamber

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    30/09/2014 

    The Court has declared inadmissible the case of Gross v. Switzerland. It found that the applicant’s conduct had constituted an abuse of the right of individual application.

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    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Jeunesse v. the Netherlands on Friday 3 October 2014.

    The case concerns the refusal to grant a residence permit to a Surinamese woman who, married to a Netherlands national with three children, did not leave the Netherlands after the expiry of her tourist visa in 1997.

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Chamber judgments

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    30/09/2014 
    Judgment concerning Bulgaria

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    In the case of Karimov v. Azerbaijan, the Court concluded that the setting up of special polling stations for military personnel in the applicant’s constituency had been in breach of the relevant national legislation. Tthe Court moreover considered that there had been a deliberate practice of organising military voting in breach of the relevant legislation.

    The case concerned allegations by an opposition candidate about irregularities in the 2005 parliamentary elections.

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Other information

  • Tutorial for applicants

    24/09/2014 

    A tutorial for applicants, explaining how to fill in the application form correctly, is available in 16 official languages of Council of Europe member States. The video clip sets outs the formal requirements which must be complied with when applying to the Court; failure to meet these requirements will result in an application being rejected instead of being assigned to a judicial formation.

    Other language versions of this video clip will soon be available on the Court’s internet site.

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  • Applicant pages in all languages

    05/09/2014 
    Applicant pages in all languages

    Web pages providing helpful information for anyone wishing to apply to the Court have now been published in all the official languages of the member States.

    The pages are fully available in the languages of the States Parties and contain all the documents needed to apply to the Court, together with translations of publications, flow charts and videos and useful links explaining the functioning of the Court in 35 languages.

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Decisions

  • Inadmissibility decision

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    The Court has declared inadmissible the case of X. and Y. v. Georgia, as the application was lodged outside the six-month time-limit.

    The case concerned the criminal proceedings instituted against 16 public officials, including the head and deputy head of the Georgian prison department, after video footage of ill-treatment in prisons had been broadcasted on national television.

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  • Inadmissibility decisions

    26/09/2014 
    Inadmissibility decisions

    In view of the introduction of new remedies in Italy, the Court has declared inadmissible, for failure to exhaust domestic remedies, 19 applications concerning prison overcrowding. About 3,500 similar applications are currently pending before the Court.

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Hearings

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    In October 2014, the Court will be holding hearings in the cases of Bouyid v. Belgium, Tagayeva and Others v. Russia and Blokhin v. Russia.

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    The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Roman Zakharov v. Russia.
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Official visits

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    On 23 September 2014, Lord Faulks QC, Minister of State for Civil Justice and Legal Policy of the United Kingdom, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann, Paul Mahoney, judge elected in respect of the United Kingdom, and Erik Fribergh, Registrar. During the visit, he took part in roundtable discussions with members of the Registry.

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    On 24 September 2014, Juan Silva Meza, President of the Supreme Court of Mexico, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Josep Casadevall, vice-president and judge elected in respect of Andorra, Luis López Guerra, judge elected in respect of Spain, and Patrick Titiun, Head of the Office of the President, also attended the meeting.

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