Chamber hearing concerning Poland
The Court held a Chamber hearing in the cases of Al Nashiri v. Poland and Husayn (Abu Zubaydah) v. Poland.
The cases concern the “rendition” of two men suspected of terrorist acts to the CIA secret detention sites at which illegal interrogation methods were used.
At its next meeting, a panel of 5 judges will examine 21 Grand Chamber referral requests....
Grand Chamber judgment concerning Latvia26/11/2013
In the case of X v. Latvia, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private and family life. The case concerned the procedure for the return of a child to Australia, her country of origin, which she had left with her mother at the age of three years and five months, in application of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
The Court considered that the European Convention on Human Rights and the Hague Convention had to be applied in a combined and harmonious manner, and that the best interests of the child had to be the primary consideration....
The Court will also be holding a hearing in the case of Hassan v. the United Kingdom in December 2013. The case concerns territorial jurisdiction and the British armed forces in Iraq....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning France27/11/2013
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of S.A.S v. France.
The case concerns the complaint of a French national, who is a practising Muslim, that she is no longer allowed to wear the full-face veil in public following the entry into force, in April 2011, of a law prohibiting concealment of one’s face in public places....
Visit by the Minister for Justice of the Russian Federation10/12/2013
On 9 December 2013, Alexander Konovalov, Minister for Justice of the Russian Federation, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Dmitry Dedov, judge elected in respect of the Russian Federation and Michael O’Boyle, Deputy Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit by a delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union02/12/2013
A delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union, headed by its President, Vassilios Skouris, paid a working visit to the European Court of Human Rights on 29 November 2013. The visiting judges took part in roundtable discussions with members of the Court and Registry. The discussions concerned recent case-law of the two courts and recent developments within both systems. This visit takes place annually....