Grand Chamber hearing concerning Italy
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Khlaifia and Others v. Italy.
The case concerns the detention in a reception centre on Lampedusa and subsequently on ships moored in Palermo harbour, as well as the return to Tunisia, of clandestine migrants who had landed on the Italian coast in 2011 during the events linked to the “Arab Spring”.
Judgment concerning Italy23/06/2016
In the case of Brambilla and Others v. Italy, the Court held that there had been no violation of freedom of expression.
The case concerned the conviction of three journalists who intercepted radio communications between carabinieri in order to arrive quickly at crime scenes and report on them for a local newspaper....
Judgment concerning the Russian Federation21/06/2016
In the case of Oleynik v. Russia (application no. 23559/07), the Court found that there had been a number of violations of the Convention.
It held that the applicant, a police officer suspected of attempting to extort a sum of money, had been held in unacknowledged detention and ill-treated, and that his telephone had been tapped in conditions which failed to provide adequate safeguards against possible abuse....
Judgment concerning Portugal21/06/2016
In the cases of Ramos Nunes de Carvalho E Sá v. Portugal and Tato Marinho Dos Santos Costa Alves Dos Santos and Figueiredo v. Portugal the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to a fair hearing.
The case concerned disciplinary proceedings brought against three judges, resulting in the imposition of disciplinary penalties by the High Council of the Judiciary, and the review carried out by the Supreme Court of Justice as an appeal court....
Judgment concerning Hungary23/06/2016
In the case of Baka v. Hungary, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right of access to a court and freedom of expression.
The case concerned the premature termination of the mandate of the applicant, President of the Hungarian Supreme Court, following his criticism of legislative reforms and the fact that he was unable to challenge that decision before a court.
Webcast of the hearing (17/06/2015)...
Judgment concerning Switzerland21/06/2016
In the case of Al-Dulimi and Montana Management Inc. v. Switzerland, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to a fair hearing.
The case concerned the freezing of the assets in Switzerland of Mr Al-Dulimi and the company Montana Management Inc. pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1483 (2003), which provided for sanctions against the former Iraqi regime.
The Court found that none of the provisions of Resolution 1483 (2003) expressly prohibited the Swiss courts from verifying, to ensure respect for human rights, the measures taken at national level to implement the Security Council’s decisions. In the Court’s view, before taking those measures the Swiss authorities had a duty to ensure that the listings were not arbitrary....
Inter-State case: witness hearing17/06/2016
A delegation of judges of the Court heard evidence from witnesses in the case of Georgia v. Russia (II) from 6 to 17 June 2016 in Strasbourg.
A total of 33 witnesses gave evidence in this case concerning the armed conflict between Georgia and the Russian Federation in August 2008.
A Chamber of the Court held a hearing in the case in September 2011. It later declared the application admissible and relinquished jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber....
Referral to the Grand Chamber07/06/2016
The Court has accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania.
The case concerns the applicant’s dismissal by a private company for having used the company’s Internet for personal purposes during working hours, in breach of internal regulations....
Visit by the Prime Minister of Greece22/06/2016
On 22 June 2016, Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, judge elected in respect of Greece, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit by the Prime Minister of Estonia22/06/2016
On 22 June 2016, Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Julia Laffranque, judge elected in respect of Estonia, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
New handbook ECHR-FRA22/06/2016
The Court and the FRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights) have launched a handbook on European law relating to access to justice. This handbook summarises key access to justice principles, drawing on a wide body of European law and jurisprudence....