Grand Chamber hearing concerning Switzerland
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Perinçek v. Switzerland.
The case concerns the criminal conviction of the applicant, a doctor of laws and the Chairman of the Turkish Workers’ Party, for publicly challenging the existence of the Armenian genocide in 2005.
Judgment concerning Turkey27/01/2015
In the case of Asiye Genç v. Turkey, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to life). The case concerned a prematurely born baby’s death in an ambulance, a few hours after birth, following the baby’s transfer between hospitals without being admitted for treatment.
The Court found that Turkey had not sufficiently ensured the proper organisation and functioning of the public hospital service, or its health protection system....
Judgment concerning Italy27/01/2015
In the case of Paradiso and Campanelli v. Italy, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for family life.
The case concerned the placement in social-service care of a nine-month-old child who had been born in Russia following a gestational surrogacy contract entered into by a couple; it subsequently transpired that they had no biological relationship with the child....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Croatia21/01/2015
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Dvorski v. Croatia.
The applicant alleges that, as a murder suspect, he was denied access to a lawyer hired by his parents to represent him and that this created a coercive environment in which he had incriminated himself.
Elections of judges29/01/2015
The Parliamentary Assembly has elected Branko Lubarda as judge to the Court in respect of Serbia and Yonko Grozev as judge to the Court in respect of Bulgaria....
Visit by the President of Ireland28/01/2015
On 27 January 2015, Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Erik Fribergh, Registrar, and Michael O’Boyle, Deputy Registrar, also attended the meeting. President Higgins visited the Court’s hearing room to see the webcasting facilities, the installation and running of which have been financed by the Irish Government since 2007....
Visit by the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium27/01/2015
On 26 January 2015, Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium, Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. During his visit, Mr Reynders opened the exhibition entitled Belgium and the European Court of Human Rights on the occasion of the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
Speech by Mr. Reynders (in French)
Speech by the President (in French)...