Grand Chamber hearing concerning Ukraine
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Denisov v. Ukraine.
In this case the applicant complains that the proceedings for his dismissal from the post of President of the Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal were unfair and not compatible with the Convention. He also complains that his dismissal was not considered by an independent and impartial tribunal, and that his private life was substantially affected by his dismissal.
Judgment concerning Germany19/10/2017
In the case of Fuchsmann v. Germany the Court has found no violation of the Convention.
The applicant, a German businessman operating in the international media sphere, complained that the German courts had failed to protect his reputation by refusing to order the removal of a New York Times online article insinuating that he was involved in organised crime....
Judgment concerning the Russian Federation17/10/2017
In the case of Navalnyye v. Russia the Court held that there had been a violation of Articles 7 (no punishment without law) and 6 § 1 (right to a fair trial) of the Convention. The case concerned the complaint by Aleksey Navalnyy, an opposition leader, and his brother Oleg Navalnyy, an entrepreneur, that their criminal conviction for fraud and money laundering was based on an unforeseeable application of criminal law and that the proceedings were arbitrary and unfair.
The Court considered that the domestic courts’ decisions had been arbitrary and manifestly unreasonable. That had undermined the fairness of the criminal proceedings in such a fundamental way that it had rendered other criminal procedure guarantees irrelevant....
Visit by a delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union17/10/2017
A delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union, headed by its President, Koen Lenaerts, paid a working visit to the European Court of Human Rights on 16 October 2017. The visiting judges took part in roundtable discussions with members of the Court and Registry. The discussions concerned recent case-law of the two courts and recent developments within both systems. This visit takes place annually....
Visit by the Minister of Justice of Armenia13/10/2017
On 13 October 2017, Davit Harutyunyan, Minister of Justice of Armenia, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Armen Harutyunyan, judge elected in respect of Armenia, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Judgment concerning Ukraine12/10/2017
The Court decided to join 12,143 applications to the case of Burmych and Others v. Ukraine. The cases all concern the prolonged non-enforcement of final judicial decisions and raise issues similar to those examined in the Ivanov v. Ukraine pilot judgment, which noted the existence of a structural problem.
The Court found that these similar applications formed part and parcel of the execution procedure set out in the pilot judgment. It therefore decided to strike them out of its list of cases and transmit them to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to be dealt with in the framework of the general measures to execute the pilot judgment in question....