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  • Judgment concerning Portugal

    Judgment concerning Portugal

    In the case of Carvalho Pinto de Sousa Morais v. Portugal, the Court has considered discriminatory a decision by the Portuguese courts to reduce the amount of compensation awarded to the applicant following a medical error.


    The applicant, a fifty-year-old woman suffering from gynaecological problems, submitted in particular that the domestic courts’ decision had disregarded the importance of her sexuality as a woman.


    Press release Factsheet - Gender equality

  • Judgment concerning the Netherlands


    In the case of M v. the Netherlands the Court has found a violation of the right to a fair trial.

    The applicant, a former member of the Netherlands secret services, submitted that the proceedings which had led to his conviction for disclosure of State secrets had been unfair. The Court found in particular that communication between the applicant and his lawyers had not been free and unrestricted owing to threats of prosecution against him should he reveal any State secrets to the latter.

    Press release


Interim Measures

  • Interim measures concerning Turkey


    In the cases Özakça v. Turkey and Gülmen v. Turkey the Court has decided to reject the applicants' request for interim measures.

    The applicants, who have been detained on remand since 23 May 2017, requested the Court on 29 June 2017 to indicate to the Government of Turkey, under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court (interim measures), to release them.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Interim measures

    Factsheet: Hunger strikes in detention



  • Inadmissibility decision


    The Court has declared the application in the case of Mockienė v. Lithuania inadmissible. The case concerned a reduction in the retirement pension paid to the applicant, a former prison officer, during the economic crisis in Lithuania.

    The Court had regard to the serious economic difficulties facing Lithuania at the time of the global financial crisis and to the limited and temporary nature of the measure, which had been part of a broader austerity programme.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Austerity measures

    Factsheet: Work-related rights



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