Grand Chamber hearing concerning Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Medžlis Islamske zajednice Brčko and Others v. Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The case concerns defamation proceedings brought against three NGOs and a religious community following a letter they had written to the highest authorities of their district to complain about the entertainment editor of a public radio station.
Hearing in September 201629/08/2016
The procedure before the Court is written, but in exceptional cases the Court will hold public hearings. Since 2007 a webcasting project financed by Ireland has enabled all the Court’s hearings to be filmed and broadcast on the web. There are now more than 200 such webcasts available....
Judgment concerning Turkey30/08/2016
In the case of Aydoğdu v. Turkey, the Court found a violation of the right to life as a result of the death of the applicants’ daughter, who was born prematurely and suffered from a respiratory disorder.
It held that the baby had been the victim of a lack of coordination between health-care professionals, coupled with structural deficiencies in the İzmir hospital system, and that she had been denied access to appropriate emergency treatment....
Visit by a delegation of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina30/08/2016
On 30 August 2016, a delegation of Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, headed by its President, Mirsad Ćeman, visited the Court.
The visiting Judges took part in roundtable discussions with Judges of the Court and members of the Registry....
Judgment concerning Sweden23/08/2016
In the case of J.K. and Others v. Sweden the Court found that the applicants’ deportation to Iraq would lead to a violation of the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment.
The applicants, a couple and their son, are Iraqi nationals whose application for asylum in Sweden was rejected and who are under an expulsion order to Iraq.
In this case the Court noted that the applicants had suffered ill-treatment at the hands of al-Qaeda, and that J.K. had belonged to a group of persons who were systematically targeted for their links with the American armed forces. The Court therefore found that the the applicants would run a real risk from non-State actors if returned to Iraq....
Translation of the Court’s case-law17/08/2016
With a view to making its case-law more accessible, the Court has made available, on the HUDOC database, almost 19,000 translations of documents (judgments, decisions, summaries, etc.) in official languages of the Council of Europe member States.
These documents have been translated on the initiative of governments, NGOs, associations, bar associations and institutes, and with the support of the Human Rights Trust Fund.
As a result, the Court’s leading cases are now available in over 30 languages....