Hearing concerning the Netherlands
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Jaloud v. the Netherlands on 19 February 2014.
The case concerns the investigation by the Netherlands authorities into the circumstances surrounding the death of the applicant’s son, who died of gunshot wounds in Iraq in April 2004 in an incident involving Netherlands Royal Army personnel.
Judgment concerning Turkey04/03/2014
In the case of Dilipak and Karakaya v. Turkey, the Court held in particular that there had been a violation of freedom of expression. The case concerned a judgment against two journalists, after hearings in their absence, for having written articles that were considered offensive towards a high-ranking dignitary of the army....
Judgment concerning Italy04/03/2014
In the case of Grande Stevens and Others v. Italy, the Court held that there had been several violations of the Convention. The case concerned the applicants’ appeal against the administrative penalty imposed on them by the Italian Companies and Stock Exchange Commission and the criminal proceedings to which they are currently subject after having been accused of market manipulation in the context of a financial operation involving the car manufacturer FIAT....
Judgment concerning Germany27/02/2014
In the case of Karaman v. Germany, the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention. The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that his right to be presumed innocent was breached on account of references to his participation in a criminal offence in a judgment handed down by a German court in criminal proceedings against several of his co-suspects, who were tried separately from him....
On 20 February President Dean Spielmann was invited as a speaker at the conference Forum Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany. In his speech he addressed the topic "Human rights in Europe – an accessory or a requirement?" as part of a lecture series on "Europe at the crossroads - ideas under scrutiny"....
European Moot Court27/02/2014
Students from City University London were declared winners of the second edition of the European Moot Court Competition in English on the European Convention of Human Rights.
Sixteen university teams from 10 countries (Austria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Romania, Serbia, Sweden and United Kingdom) pleaded a fictive case concerning freedom of expression in relation to defamation and hate speech....
Solemn hearing 31/01/2014
Visit by the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe04/03/2014
On 4 March 2014, Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting....