Chamber judgment concerning Romania

25/04/2017

In the case of Rezmiveș and Others v. Romania the Court has ruled the applicants’ conditions of detention contrary to the Convention.

Having noted an inherent structural dysfunction in the Romanian prison system, it decided to initiate a pilot-judgment procedure. The Court considered that Romania should take steps to ease overcrowding and improve the material conditions of detention, and also introduce appropriate legal remedies.

Press release

Factsheet: Detention conditions and treatment of prisoners

Factsheet: Pilot Judgments

Grand Chamber

  • Relinquishment

    26/04/2017 
    Relinquishment

    The Chamber which had been assigned the case of Berlusconi v. Italy has announced that it will be relinquishing jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber. Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian Prime Minister, was dismissed from the Italian Senate in 2013 on account of his conviction for tax fraud. He complained of violations of Article 7 (no punishment without law), Article 13 (right to an effective remedy) and Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 (right to free elections).

    The Grand Chamber comprises seventeen judges, including the President and the Vice-Presidents of the Court, the Section Presidents, the national judge and other judges drawn by lot.

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  • Referral requests

    26/04/2017 

    The Court rejected 18 requests for referral to the Grand Chamber.

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Chamber

  • Judgment concerning Germany

    27/04/2017 

    In the case of Sommer v. Germany, the Court found a violation of the right to respect for professional confidentiality and private life.

    The applicant, a criminal defence lawyer, complained about the inspection of his professional bank account by the prosecution in the framework of an investigation into organised fraud, of which offence one of his clients had been suspected.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Protection of personal data

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  • Judgment concerning Hungary

    25/04/2017 

    In 2014, in the case of Magyarországi Evangéliumi Testvérközösség v. Hungary, the Court found that the authorities had failed in their duty of neutrality by systematically removing the church status of religious communities rather than opting for less drastic measures. At the time, the Court had held that the issue of just satisfaction was not ready for decision.

    In its judgment on just satisfaction delivered today the Court has awarded the applicant 3 million euros in respect of pecuniary damage.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Freedom of religion

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Official Visit

  • Visit by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Political Affairs and Justice of San Marino

    28/04/2017 
    Visit by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Political Affairs and Justice of San Marino

    On 28 April 2017, Nicola Renzi, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Political Affairs and Justice of San Marino, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Kristina Pardalos, judge elected in respect of San Marino, and Patrick Titiun, Head of the Office of the President, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the President of the Hellenic Republic

    26/04/2017 
    Visit by the President of the Hellenic Republic

    On 26 April 2017, Prokópis Pavlópoulos, President of the Hellenic Republic, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, Vice-President elected and judge elected in respect of Greece, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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Hearings

  • Forthcoming hearing

    28/04/2017 

    In May 2017, the Court will be holding a Chamber hearing in the case of Sharxhi and Others v. Albania.

    The applicants complain about the demolition of their flats and their personal belongings in the coastal town of Vlora in the South of Albania.

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Visit by the President of Greece

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Delivered Judgments & Decisions

27/04/2017

5 Judgments & 8 Decisions

25/04/2017

8 Judgments

Forthcoming Judgments & Decisions