New film on the ECHR
A new film presenting the European Court of Human Rights has just been produced. Aimed at a wide audience, the film explains how the Court works, describes the challenges faced by it and shows the scope of its activity through examples from the case-law.
The film is currently available in French and English, but will be issued in other official languages of the member States of the Council of Europe.
Judgment concerning Croatia20/10/2016
In the case of Muršić v. Croatia, the Court held that there had been a violation of the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment.
The Court found that the conditions in which the applicant had been held in Bjelovar Prison were generally appropriate, but that there had been a violation of the Convention for the consecutive period of 27 days during which he had been confined in less than 3 sq. m of personal space.
Webcast of the hearing (06/01/2016)...
The Court has accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of the case of Merabishvili v. Georgia which concerns the pre-trial detention of a former Prime Minister of Georgia, and of the case of Ramos Nunes de Carvalho e Sá v. Portugal which concerns disciplinary proceedings brought against a judge....
Judgment concerning Turkey18/10/2016
In the case of G.U. v. Turkey concerning the alleged rape by her stepfather of a girl who had been under age at the material time, the Court found several violations of the Convention.
Without expressing an opinion on the stepfather’s guilt, the Court found that the competent authorities had failed to explore the available possibilities for establishing all the surrounding circumstances, and had not taken into consideration G.U.’s particular vulnerability and the special psychological factors involved in the rape of minors committed in a family setting....
Judgment concerning Switzerland18/10/2016
In the case of Vukota-Bojić v. Switzerland, the Court found a violation of the right to respect for private life.
The case concerned the applicant’s surveillance by private detectives at the request of an insurance company, in the framework of litigation concerning payment of a disability pension....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning the Czech Republic19/10/2016
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Regner v. the Czech Republic.
In 2006 the National Security Office revoked the security clearance which had been essential for the applicant’s duties as assistant to a Vice-Minister of Defence. The applicant, who had contested that decision, complained that the administrative proceedings in his case had been unfair in that it had been impossible to have access to a decisive piece of evidence classified as confidential....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Hungary12/10/2016
The Court has held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Károly Nagy v. Hungary.
The case concerns a compensation claim brought against the Hungarian Calvinist Church by a pastor following his dismissal. He alleges that the Hungarian courts’ refusal to accept jurisdiction in ecclesiastical matters deprived him of the right of access to a court....
Visit to Estonia17/10/2016
On 13 and 14 October 2016, President Guido Raimondi paid an official visit to Estonia. On that occasion, he met Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia. He also met Eiki Nestor, President of the Parliament, Norman Aas, Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice, and Kai Härmand, Deputy Secretary General. During his visit, President Guido Raimondi had a meeting with Priit Pikamäe, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and took part in a panel session at the Estonian Lawyers’ Days. President Raimondi was accompanied by Julia Laffranque, judge elected in respect of Estonia, and Marialena Tsirli, Section Registar....
Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia12/10/2016
On 11 October 2016, Jürgen Ligi, Chair of the Committee of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Julia Laffranque, judge elected in respect of Estonia, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit by the President of the French Republic11/10/2016
On 11 Octobre 2016, François Hollande, President of the French Republic, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. André Potocki, the judge elected in respect of France, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit by the President of the French Republic François Hollande - 11 October 2016
The Court has received an application from Slovenia against Croatia.
The case concerns the actions of the Croatian judiciary and executive, in relation to legal claims brought by the bank Ljubljanska banka d.d. concerning the fate of assets and receivables following the disintegration of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia....