Grand Chamber judgment concerning Italy


In the case of de Tommaso v. Italy the Court held that there had been a violation of freedom of movement and of the right to a fair hearing.

The case concerned the decision to subject the applicant, who was considered to be a dangerous person, to special police supervision together with a compulsory residence order for a period of 2 years.

Press releaseDelivery of the judgment

Webcast of the hearing (20/05/2015)

Country profile - Italy


  • Chamber judgment concerning Spain

    Chamber judgment concerning Spain

    In the case of Rubio Dosamantes v. Spain the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private life.

    The applicant, Paulina Rubio Dosamantes, is a pop singer who is very well known in Spain. She complained that her reputation and private life had been harmed by remarks made by the media.

    The Court found that the applicant’s fame as a singer did not mean that her activities or conduct in her private life should be regarded as necessarily falling within the public interest. The fact that she could have benefitted from media attention did not authorise TV channels to broadcast unchecked comments about her private life.

    Press release Factsheet: Protection of reputation



  • European Moot Court Competition

    European Moot Court Competition

    Students from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine) have been declared the winners of the 5th edition of the European Moot Court Competition in English on the European Convention on Human Rights.

    The competition ended on 16 February 2017 at the ECHR, when the team from Kyiv faced students from Sofia University (Bulgaria) in the final round of pleadings. The team from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) came 3rd.

    More info

    Moot Court at the ECHR




  • Grand Chamber hearing concerning Portugal

    Grand Chamber hearing concerning Portugal

    The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Correia de Matos v. Portugal.

    The case concerns the criminal proceedings brought against the applicant, a lawyer, for insulting a judge, and the fact that he was not permitted to conduct his own defence in those proceedings because the domestic courts required him to be represented by a lawyer.


    Press release

    Webcast of the hearing

    Country profile - Portugal


Other information

  • Thematic factsheets


    Around 60 thematic factsheets providing an overview of the ECHR’s case-law on certain issues are available on the Court’s website. These factsheets, which contain summaries of the main judgments and decisions and of cases pending before the Court, are updated regularly.

    In 2017, three new factsheets have been published presenting the case-law relating to austerity measures, gestational surrogacy and mass surveillance.



Official visits

  • Visit by the Minister of the Interior of Austria

    Visit by the Minister of the Interior of Austria

    On 22 February 2017, Wolfgang Sobotka, Minister of the Interior of Austria, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Gabriele Kucsko-Stadlmayer, judge elected in respect of Austria, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.


Delivered Judgments & Decisions


2 Judgments & 8 Decisions


5 Judgments

Forthcoming Judgments & Decisions