Grand Chamber hearing concerning Romania


The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in 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.

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Webcast of the hearing

Factsheet: Protection of personal data Factsheet: New technologies

Factsheet: Work-related rights Factsheet: Surveillance at workplace

Country profile - Romania

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  • Conditions of detention in Hungary


    The Court has decided to adjourn examination of the applications pending before it concerning conditions of detention in Hungary. It took the decision after noting that Hungary had introduced new domestic remedies which may be capable of redressing the grievances of the applicants in the cases before it.

    Over 6,800 applications of this type are currently pending before the Court.

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    Factsheet - Detention conditions and treatment of prisoners

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  • Referral


    On 28 November 2016 the Grand Chamber panel of five judges decided to refer three cases and to reject requests to refer nine other cases.

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    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber

  • Judgment concerning Romania

    Judgment concerning Romania

    In the case of Lupeni Greek Catholic Parish and Others v. Romania, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to a fair trial on account of the breach of the principle of legal certainty and on account of the length of the proceedings.

    The case concerned a request for restitution of a place of worship that had belonged to the Greek Catholic Church and was transferred during the totalitarian regime to the ownership of the Orthodox Church.

    Press release Delivery of the judgment Webcast of the hearing (02/03/2016) Country profile - Romania

  • Judgment concerning Belgium

    Judgment concerning Belgium

    In the case of Lhermitte v. Belgium the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention.

    The applicant, who is currently serving a life sentence for the intentional and premeditated killing of her 5 children, complained of the lack of reasons in the jury’s verdict as to her guilt and in the Assize Court’s sentencing judgment.

    The Court considered that the procedure followed had enabled the applicant to understand the reasons for her conviction.

    Press release Delivery of the judgment Webcast of the hearing (27/01/2016) Country profile : Belgium



  • Chamber judgment concerning Armenia

    Chamber judgment concerning Armenia

    In the case of Muradyan v. Armenia, the Court held that there has been a violation of the right to life.

    The case concerned the death of the applicant’s son, a military conscript based in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, who, according to his father, died following ill-treatment by his superiors.

    The Court observed that it had already found in previous judgments that Armenia exercised effective control over Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding territories. This death and the ensuing investigation therefore fell within the jurisdiction of Armenia, thus engaging Armenia’s responsibility under the European Convention.

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  • Judgment concerning Azerbaijan


    In the case of Mustafa Hajili v. Azerbaijan, the Court found a violation of the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment.

    The applicant, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Demokrat, alleged that he had been arrested in April 2011 and assaulted by police officers while in custody, after attempting to take part in a demonstration organised by opposition parties.

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