Forthcoming hearings


In April 2015, the Court will be holding hearings concerning Denmark, Latvia, France and Andorra.
The case of Biao v. Denmark concerns the Danish authorities’ refusal to grant family reunion to a Danish citizen of Togolese origin and his Ghanaian wife; the case of Avotiņš v. Latvia concerns the enforcement in Latvia of a judgment delivered in Cyprus with regard to the repayment of a debt; the case of Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France concerns the judgment against the weekly magazine Paris-Match for publishing information on the private life of Prince Albert of Monaco; and the case of Gouarre Patte v. Andorra concerns a doctor’s inability to obtain the revision of an ancillary penalty permanently disqualifying him from practicing medicine.
All hearings are webcasted and can be viewed on the Court’s internet site.

Press Release Calendar of hearings

Chamber judgments

  • Chamber judgment concerning Romania

    Chamber judgment concerning Romania

    In the case of Zaieţ v. Romania the Court held in particular that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private and family life.
    The case concerned the annulment of a woman’s adoption, at the instigation of her adoptive sister, 31 years after it had been approved and 18 years after the death of their adoptive mother.

    This was the first occasion on which the Court had to consider the annulment of an adoption order in a context where the adoptive parent was dead and the adopted child had long reached adulthood.

    Press Release, Country profile - Romania, Chamber Judgment

    Factsheet: Children's Rights

  • Judgment concerning Turkey


    In the case of İsmail Sezer v. Turkey, the Court held that there had been a violation of freedom of assembly and association. The case concerned a disciplinary measure taken against a teacher, who held office in a union, for taking part in a panel discussion organised by a political party.

    Press release

  • Judgment concerning France


    In the case of Corbet and Others v. France, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to liberty and security. The case concerned the applicants’ prosecution and conviction for misappropriating assets from the airline Air Liberté before it was put into compulsory liquidation.

    Press release


Grand Chamber

  • Relinquishment of jurisdiction


    The Chamber to which the case of Hotel Promotion Bureau S.r.l. and Rita Sarda S.r.l v. Italy had been assigned has relinquished it to the Grand Chamber.
    In this case the applicants complain about the confiscation of dwellings and land owned by them which formed part of development projects initially authorised by the competent authorities but later declared illegal.

    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber

  • Referral requests


    The Court has decided to reject requests pending before it to refer twelve cases to the Grand Chamber.

    Press Release

  • Grand Chamber judgment concerning Belgium

    Grand Chamber judgment concerning Belgium

    In the case of S.J. v. Belgium, which concerned the threatened expulsion from Belgium of a Nigerian mother suffering from AIDS, the Court has taken note of the terms of the friendly settlement between the parties, under which the applicant and her children have been issued with residence permits granting them indefinite leave to remain. The Court has therefore struck the case out of its list.

    Press Release Factsheet - Health

    Country profile : Belgium

    Grand Chamber Judgment


Recent hearing

  • Hearing concerning Germany

    Hearing concerning Germany

    The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Schatschaschwili v. Germany.
    The case concerns the complaint by a man convicted of aggravated robbery and extortion. He maintains that his trial was unfair as neither he nor his counsel had had an opportunity at any stage of the proceedings to question the only direct witnesses of the crime allegedly committed.

    Press release Country profile - Germany

    Webcast of the hearing