Grand Chamber hearing concerning Switzerland

27/01/2015

The Court will be holding a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Perinçek v. Switzerland, on 28 January 2015.

The case concerned the criminal conviction of the applicant, a doctor of laws and the Chairman of the Turkish Workers’ Party, for publicly challenging the existence of the Armenian genocide in 2005.

Press release

Country profile - Switzerland

Chamber judgments

  • Judgment concerning Turkey

    27/01/2015 

    In the case of Asiye Genç v. Turkey, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to life). The case concerned a prematurely born baby’s death in an ambulance, a few hours after birth, following the baby’s transfer between hospitals without being admitted for treatment.

    The Court found that Turkey had not sufficiently ensured the proper organisation and functioning of the public hospital service, or its health protection system.

    Press release

    Factsheet - Health

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  • Judgment concerning Italy

    27/01/2015 

    In the case of Paradiso and Campanelli v. Italy, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for family life.

    The case concerned the placement in social-service care of a nine-month-old child who had been born in Russia following a gestational surrogacy contract entered into by a couple; it subsequently transpired that they had no biological relationship with the child.

    Press release

    Questions and Answers concerning the case of Paradiso and Campanelli v. Italy

    Factsheet: Parental Rights

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Recent hearing

Elections

  • Election of a judge

    28/01/2015 

    The Parliamentary Assembly has elected Yonko Grozev as judge to the Court in respect of Bulgaria.

    Composition of the Court

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Official Visits

  • Visit by the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium

    27/01/2015 
    Visit by the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium

    On 26 January 2015, Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium, Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. During his visit, Mr Reynders opened the exhibition entitled Belgium and the European Court of Human Rights on the occasion of the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

    Speech by Mr. Reynders (in French)

    Speech by the President (in French)

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