Judgment concerning Romania


In the case of Mocanu and Others v. Romania, which concerned the investigation and the length of the proceedings following a violent crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in Bucharest in June 1990, the Court has found violations of Articles 2, 3 and 6 of the Convention.

During the crackdown, Mrs Mocanu’s husband was killed by gunfire and Mr Stoica was arrested and ill-treated by police officers.

Press release Delivery of the judgment

Country profile - Romania

Webcast of the hearing 2/10/2013

Judgment concerning the United Kingdom


In the case of Hassan v. the United Kingdom, the Court held that there has been no violation of the Convention.

The case concerned the capture of an Iraqi national, Tarek Hassan, by the British armed forces and his detention at Camp Bucca in southeastern Iraq during the hostilities in 2003. His brother claims that Tarek was under the control of British forces, and that his dead body was subsequently found bearing marks of torture and execution.

Press release Delivery of the judgment

Country profile - United Kingdom Factsheet: Armed conflicts Factsheet: Extra-territorial jurisdiction

Webcast of the hearing 11/12/2013


  • Grand Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation

    Grand Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation


    The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Khoroshenko v. Russia.

    The case concerns the complaint by a life prisoner that no long-term family visits were allowed during his detention in a special regime correctional colony.

    Press release

    Country profile - Russia

    Webcast of the hearing

  • Forthcoming hearing

    Forthcoming hearing

    On 24 September 2014, the Court will be holding a hearing in the case of Roman Zakharov v. Russia. The case concerns the complaint by an editor-in-chief of a publishing company about the lack of sufficient safeguards under Russian law against the monitoring of telephone communications by law-enforcement agencies.

    Press release, Calendar of hearings

    All hearings are recorded and can be viewed on the Court’s internet site.
    Webcast of hearings


Grand Chamber

  • Referrals to the Grand Chamber


    The Court has accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of 4 cases.

    Press release



  • ECHR re-elects a Vice-President

    ECHR re-elects a Vice-President

    Judge Josep Casadevall has today been re-elected Vice-President of the Court. He will also continue to sit as Section President.

    Press release



  • Inadmissibility decision


    The Court declared inadmissible the case of D. and Others v. Belgium. The case concerned the refusal by the Belgian authorities to allow the entry into Belgium of a child born to a surrogate mother in Ukraine on behalf of a Belgian couple. The refusal was maintained until they had produced sufficient evidence of a parent-child relationship.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Reproductive Rights


Chamber judgment

  • Chamber judgment concerning Belgium

    Chamber judgment concerning Belgium

    In the case of Trabelsi v. Belgium, the Court held that there had been a violation of the prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment and that Belgium had failed to comply with its obligations regarding the right of individual application.

    The case concerned the extradition of a Tunisian national from Belgium to the United States to face charges of terrorist offences, despite the fact that the Court had asked Belgium to suspend the extradition as an interim measure.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Terrorism


Official visit

  • Visit to Lithuania

    Visit to Lithuania

    On 12 September 2014, President Spielmann paid an official visit to Lithuania. On that occasion, he was received by the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė. During his visit, he also met the Minister of Justice, Juozas Bernatonis, the President of the Supreme Court, Gintaras Kryževičius, the President of the Constitutional Court, Dainius Žalimas, and judges of the Constitutional Court. President Spielmann was accompanied by Egidijus Kūris, Judge elected in respect of Lithuania, and Roderick Liddell, Director of Common Services.



  • Applicant pages in all languages

    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.

    Applicant pages

Other judgments