Inter-State application Ukraine v. Russia
The Court has invited the Russian Government to submit its observations on the admissibility of a new inter-State application lodged by the Government of Ukraine on 27 August 2015. This case Ukraine v. Russia (IV) concerns the events in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine mainly as from September 2014.
Three inter-State applications lodged by Ukraine against Russia are pending before the Court. Moreover, there are currently more than 1,400 individual applications apparently related to the events in Crimea or the hostilities in Eastern Ukraine pending before the Court.
Visit by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina01/10/2015
On 30 September 2015, Denis Zvizdić, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Faris Vehabović, the judge elected in respect of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit by Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg01/10/2015
On 29 September 2015, Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg made an official visit to Strasbourg on the occasion of the Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. During their visit, President Spielmann was granted an audience with His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg....
Visit by the Minister of Justice of Hungary30/09/2015
On 28 September 2015, László Trócsányi, Minister of Justice of Hungary, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. András Sajó, the judge elected in respect of Hungary, and Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Delivery of Judgment28/09/2015
In the case of Bouyid v. Belgium, the Court held that there had been a violation of the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment. It found that the slap which the applicants had received from police officers while under their control at a police station had undermined their dignity, and that the subsequent investigation had not been effective....
20th anniversary of the Human Rights Building25/09/2015
On the 20th anniversary of the Human Rights Building, President Spielmann inaugurated an exhibition on the building, in the presence, among others, of Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe and Ivan Harbour, from the firm of architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
The HRB, which was inaugurated in 1995, was designed by the British architect Lord Rogers.
Speech by the President (in French)...
Election of a Judge30/09/2015
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has elected Alena Poláčková as judge to the Court in respect of the Slovak Republic.
Judges are elected from a list of 3 candidates nominated by each State which has ratified the European Convention on Human Rights. More info...
New President of the Court21/09/2015
The Court has elected Guido Raimondi (judge elected in respect of Italy) as President of the Court. Having been Vice-President of the Court since 2012, Guido Raimondi will succeed Dean Spielmann, whose term of office expires on 31 October 2015....
20th Anniversary HR Building
Hearings in October28/09/2015
In October 2015, the Court will be holding two hearings. The first one concerns the case of Buzadji v. Republic of Moldova and the second one the case of Hutchinson v. the United Kingdom....
The Court has declared inadmissible the applications in the cases of Okitaloshima Okonda Osungu v. France and Selpa Lokongo v. France.
It found that the refusal to grant family allowances to the applicants had not been founded solely on their nationality or on any other criterion covered by the prohibition of discrimination, but on the fact that they had failed to observe the rules on family reunification....
Delivered Judgments & Decisions
Forthcoming Judgments & Decisions