Grand Chamber hearing concerning Switzerland
The Court will be holding a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Perinçek v. Switzerland, on 28 January 2015.
The case concerned the criminal conviction of the applicant, a doctor of laws and the Chairman of the Turkish Workers’ Party, for publicly challenging the existence of the Armenian genocide in 2005.
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Croatia21/01/2015
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Dvorski v. Croatia.
The applicant alleges that, as a murder suspect, he was denied access to a lawyer hired by his parents to represent him and that this created a coercive environment in which he had incriminated himself.
Grand Chamber hearing concerning the Netherlands14/01/2015
On 14 January 2015, the Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Murray v. the Netherlands.
The case concerns a prisoner’s complaints about his life sentence with no realistic possibility of review and his conditions of detention on the island of Aruba (in the southern Caribbean), which is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands....
Judgment concerning Turkey27/01/2015
In the case of Asiye Genç v. Turkey, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to life). The case concerned a prematurely born baby’s death in an ambulance, a few hours after birth, following the baby’s transfer between hospitals without being admitted for treatment.
The Court found that Turkey had not sufficiently ensured the proper organisation and functioning of the public hospital service, or its health protection system....
Judgment concerning Italy27/01/2015
In the case of Paradiso and Campanelli v. Italy, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for family life.
The case concerned the placement in social-service care of a nine-month-old child who had been born in Russia following a gestational surrogacy contract entered into by a couple; it subsequently transpired that they had no biological relationship with the child....
Visit by the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium27/01/2015
On 26 January 2015, Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium, Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. During his visit, Mr Reynders opened the exhibition entitled Belgium and the European Court of Human Rights on the occasion of the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
Speech by Mr. Reynders (in French)
Speech by the President (in French)...