Grand Chamber hearing concerning Hungary
On 8 July 2015, the Court will be holding a hearing in the cases of Karácsony and Others v. Hungary and Szél and Others v. Hungary. These cases concern complaints by members of the Hungarian Parliament of two opposition parties about having been fined, for gravely disturbing Parliament’s work, following their protests against two legislative proposals.
Delivery of Judgment30/06/2015
In the case of Khoroshenko v. Russia, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private and family life. The case concerned the complaint by a life prisoner about various restrictions on family visits during ten years of his detention in a special regime correctional colony....
On 6 July 2015, a panel of five judges will examine 12 Grand Chamber referral requests....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Latvia01/07/2015
The Court held a hearing in the case of Jeronovičs v. Latvia.
The case concerns the national authorities’ refusal to reopen criminal proceedings relating to the applicant’s alleged ill-treatment by the police following a declaration in which the Government acknowledged a violation of the Convention....
Chamber hearing concerning Italy23/07/2015
The Court held a hearing in the case of Nasr and Ghali v. Italy.
The case concerns the “extraordinary rendition” - the abduction by CIA agents, with the cooperation of Italian nationals - of Egyptian imam Abu Omar, and his transfer to Egypt, followed by his secret detention there for several months....
Chamber judgment concerning Poland07/07/2015
The Court has decided to apply the pilot-judgment procedure in the case of Rutkowski and Others v. Poland. The case concerned the length of proceedings before the Polish courts and the lack of an effective remedy at national level for the excessive length of court proceedings. There are about 650 similar cases pending before the ECHR....
Chamber judgment concerning Belgium07/07/2015
In the case of V.M. and Others v. Belgium , the Court held, in particular, that there had been a violation of the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment. The case concerned the reception conditions of a family of Serbian nationals seeking asylum in Belgium....
Elections at the Court06/07/2015
Judges András Sajó (Hungary) and Luis López Guerra (Spain) have today been elected Section Presidents. They have been elected for a two-year term and will take up their duties on 1 August 2015 and 1 September 2015 respectively.
The European Court of Human Rights’ Judges have also elected Roderick Liddell as Registrar of the Court for a five-year term of office.Press Release...
Decision on Admissibility02/07/2015
The Court has given a decision on admissibility in the case of Tagayeva and Others v. Russia. The case concerns the terrorist attack on a school in Beslan, northern Ossetia, the taking of hostages, and the siege and storming of the school building. During this episode, over 330 civilian hostages died, including more than 180 children.
The complaints declared admissible by the Court will be the subject of a subsequent judgment....
Visit by a delegation of the International Court of Justice29/06/2015
On 25 and 26 June 2015, a delegation of the International Court of Justice visited the Court, headed by its President, Ronny Abraham. The visiting Judges took part in roundtable discussions with Judges of the Court and members of the Registry.
Speech by the President (in French)
Speech by Judge Sicilianos (in French)...