Grand Chamber hearing concerning Greece

06/12/2017

The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Molla Sali v. Greece.

 

The case concerns the application by the Greek courts of Islamic religious (Sharia) law to a dispute concerning inheritance rights over the estate of the late husband of the applicant, a Greek national belonging to the country’s Muslim minority.

 

Press release

Webcast of the hearing

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  • Judgment concerning the Russian Federation

    12/12/2017 

    In the case of Zadumov v. Russia the Court has found a violation of the right to a fair trial.

    The applicant, a man convicted to ten years’ imprisonment for manslaughter in 2011, complained that he had been convicted on the reading-out of a decisive witness statement, in the absence of the key witness in question.

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  • Judgment concerning Bosnia and Herzegovina

    05/12/2017 

    In the case of Hamidović v. Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Court has held that there had been a violation of the right to freedom of religion.

    The applicant, a member of the Wahhabi/Salafi community who had been summoned to appear as a witness during criminal proceedings, had been expelled from the courtroom and convicted of contempt of court for refusing to remove his skullcap.

    The Court pointed out, in particular, that the applicant’s situation had to be distinguished from cases concerning the wearing of religious symbols and clothing at the workplace, notably by public officials.

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    Press release (in Bosnian)

    Factsheet: Religious symbols and clothing

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  • Judgment concerning Denmark

    05/12/2017 

    In the case of Frisk and Jensen v. Denmark, the Court has concluded that there was no violation of the applicants’ right to freedom of expression.

    The case concerned the conviction of two journalists in defamation proceedings following the broadcasting in 2008 of a documentary programme criticising the treatment of cancer at Copenhagen University Hospital.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Protection of reputation

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Hearings

  • Hearings in December

    29/11/2017 

    The Court will be holding 2 hearings in December 2017 concerning Greece and Belgium.

    The case of Molla Sali v. Greece concerns the application by the Greek courts of Islamic religious (Sharia) law to a dispute concerning inheritance rights over the estate of the late husband of the applicant, a Greek national belonging to the country’s Muslim minority. The case of Beuze v. Belgium concerns the lack of legal assistance during the initial phase of criminal proceedings.

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    Calendar of hearings

    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber

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