Chamber hearing concerning Poland
The Court held a Chamber hearing in the cases of Al Nashiri v. Poland and Husayn (Abu Zubaydah) v. Poland.
The cases concern the “rendition” of two men suspected of terrorist acts to the CIA secret detention sites at which illegal interrogation methods were used.
Meeting with the Government Agents26/11/2013
On 25 November 2013 the Government Agents, who represent the States in the proceedings before the Court, attended a seminar in which President Dean Spielmann, Vice-Presidents Josep Casadevall and Guido Raimondi, Erik Fribergh, Registrar of the Court, Michael O’Boyle, Deputy Registrar, Section Registrars and Deputy Section Registrars took part. This event provides an opportunity for the Agents to express their concerns and indicate any problems they have encountered in their work. Various procedural and practical matters were discussed in the course of the seminar, together with progress achieved in Interlaken process....
Study on Article 626/11/2013
The Court is publishing a new study on Article 6 (Right to a fair hearing) of the Convention....
At its next meeting, a panel of 5 judges will examine 21 Grand Chamber referral requests....
Grand Chamber judgment concerning Latvia26/11/2013
In the case of X v. Latvia, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private and family life. The case concerned the procedure for the return of a child to Australia, her country of origin, which she had left with her mother at the age of three years and five months, in application of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
The Court considered that the European Convention on Human Rights and the Hague Convention had to be applied in a combined and harmonious manner, and that the best interests of the child had to be the primary consideration....
The Court will also be holding a hearing in the case of Hassan v. the United Kingdom in December 2013. The case concerns territorial jurisdiction and the British armed forces in Iraq....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning France27/11/2013
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of S.A.S v. France.
The case concerns the complaint of a French national, who is a practising Muslim, that she is no longer allowed to wear the full-face veil in public following the entry into force, in April 2011, of a law prohibiting concealment of one’s face in public places....
Judgment concerning Romania26/11/2013
In the case of Vlad and Others v. Romania, the Court held that further reforms were required so that compensation would be available in Romania for litigants whose cases took too long....
Judgment concerning Lithuania26/11/2013
In the case of Kudrevičius and Others v. Lithuania, the Court held that there had been a violation of freedom of assembly and association. The case concerned the conviction of five farmers for rioting, following a protest they had staged in May 2003 when they had blockaded major roads during a dispute with the Government over the price of agricultural produce....
Visit by a delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union02/12/2013
A delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union, headed by its President, Vassilios Skouris, paid a working visit to the European Court of Human Rights on 29 November 2013. The visiting judges took part in roundtable discussions with members of the Court and Registry. The discussions concerned recent case-law of the two courts and recent developments within both systems. This visit takes place annually....
Visit by the Minister for Justice of Poland26/11/2013
On 25 November 2013, Marek Biernacki, Minister for Justice of Poland, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Krzysztof Wojtyczek, the judge elected in respect of Poland and Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting. During his visit, Mr Biernacki opened the exhibition devoted to the twentieth anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights....