Grand Chamber hearing concerning Denmark
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of S., V. and A. v. Denmark.
The applicants are 3 Danish nationals. While they were in Copenhagen to watch a football match between Denmark and Sweden in October 2009, they were arrested by the police for the purpose of preventing hooligan violence. The applicants complain that their detention was unlawful.
Decisions on the admissibility
The Court found manifestly ill-founded the application in A.R. and L.R. v. Switzerland and declared it inadmissible. The case concerned a refusal by a Basle primary school to grant a request for exemption from sex education classes to a 7-year-old girl about to start the second year of primary school....
The Court found manifestly ill-founded the application in the case of I.K. v. Switzerland and declared it inadmissible. It found that the allegations of the applicant, a national of Sierra-Leone claiming that as he was homosexual he would face ill-treatment if returned to his country, were not sufficiently credible....
Judgment concerning France18/01/2018
In the case of Fédération Nationale des associations et des syndicats Sportifs (FNASS) and Others v. France, the Court found that there had been no violation of the Convention.
The applicants are sports associations and unions, together with individual athletes practising various sports.
They complained about the obligation imposed on those in a ‘target group’ designated by the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) to notify information on their whereabouts for the purposes of unannounced anti-doping tests.
The Court found that the reduction or removal of the relevant obligations would lead to an increase in the dangers of doping for the health of sports professionals and of all those who practise sports, and would be at odds with the European and international consensus on the need for unannounced testing as part of doping control....
The Court will be holding its annual press conference on 25 January 2018.
President Guido Raimondi will present a summary of the Court’s activities and its statistics for 2017....
The Court is launching a series of 5 new factsheets on its case-law on the following themes: access to the Internet and the freedom to receive and impart information; deprivation of citizenship; legal professional privilege; and accompanied and unaccompanied migrant minors in detention.
Around 60 thematic factsheets providing an overview of the ECHR’s case-law on certain issues are available on the Court’s website. These factsheets, which contain summaries of the main judgments and decisions and of cases pending before the Court, are updated regularly. Many have been translated into various languages, including German, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish, with the support of, among others, the States concerned and national human-rights institutions....
Hearings in January 201821/12/2017
The Court will be holding two hearings in January 2018 concerning Denmark and Russia.
The case of S., V. and A. v. Denmark concerns the detention of football supporters to prevent hooligan violence.
The case of Navalnyy v. Russia concerns the arrest of Aleksey Navalnyy on 7 occasions at different public gatherings, and his subsequent prosecution for administrative offences....
Forthcoming Judgments & Decisions