Chamber judgment concerning Italy and Greece

21/10/2014

In the case of Sharifi and Others v. Italy and Greece, the Court held that there had been several violations of the Convention on account of collective expulsion by the Italian authorities of Afghan migrants, who were then deprived of access to the asylum procedure in Greece.

The Court held, in particular, that it shared the concerns of several observers with regard to the automatic return, implemented by the Italian border authorities in the ports of the Adriatic Sea, of persons who, in the majority of cases, were handed over to ferry captains with a view to being removed to Greece, thus depriving them of any procedural and substantive rights.

Press release

Factsheet: "Dublin" cases, Factsheet: Collective expulsions

Chamber judgments

  • Judgment concerning the Russian Federation

    09/10/2014 

    In the case of Konovalova v. Russia, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private life.

    The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that medical students had been allowed to observe her giving birth, without her explicit consent.

    Press release

    Factsheet - Health

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  • Judgments concerning Spain

    07/10/2014 

    In the cases of Etxebarria Caballero v. Spain and Ataun Rojo v. Spain, the Court held that there had been violations of Article 3 of the Convention.

    These cases concerned the investigation by the Spanish authorities into ill-treatment allegedly sustained by the applicants while they were held incommunicado in police custody. The applicants were arrested by the police and placed in secret police custody in the context of judicial investigations concerning, in particular, their alleged membership of the terrorist organisation ETA.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Terrorism

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Official visits

  • Visit by a delegation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

    21/10/2014 
    Visit by a delegation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

    From 20 to 23 October 2014, a delegation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights is visiting the Court, headed by its President, Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto. On 20 and 21 October the visiting judges took part in roundtable discussions with Judges of the Court, members of the Registry and members of the Venice Commission. The delegation will also meet the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and members of the Secretariat of the PACE, members of the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the Court and of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

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  • Visit by the President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands

    21/10/2014 
    Visit by the President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands

    On 21 October 2014, Geert Corstens, President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, and Maarten Feteris, Vice-President, visited the Court and were received by President Spielmann. Johannes Silvis, judge elected in respect of the Netherlands, and Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova

    21/10/2014 
    Visit by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova

    On 16 October 2014, Valeriu Chiveri, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, visited the Court and was received by Vice-President Casadevall. Valeriu Griţco, judge elected in respect of the Republic of Moldova, and Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Conference on Social Charter

    20/10/2014 

    The Court’s Vice-President, Guido Raimondi, took part in a high-level conference on the European Social Charter, on 17 and 18 October 2014 in Turin.

    More information

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Grand Chamber

  • Referral to the Grand Chamber

    14/10/2014 

    The case of Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France has been referred to the Grand Chamber. The case concerns the judgment against the weekly magazine Paris-Match for publishing information on the private life of Prince Albert of Monaco.

    Press release

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Hearings

  • Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation

    14/10/2014 
    Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation

    14/10/2014

    The Court held a Chamber hearing in the case of Tagayeva and Others v. Russia.
    The case concerns the terrorist attack on a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, and the ensuing hostage-taking, siege and storming of the school, which resulted in the deaths of over 330 civilians, including over 180 children.

    Press release

    Country profile - Russia

    Factsheet: Terrorism

    Webcast of the hearing

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Forthcoming judgments

28-30/10/2014

10 & 9 Judgments