Chamber judgment concerning the Russian Federation

13/04/2017

In the case of Tagayeva and Others v. Russia, the Court found several violations of the right to life on account of serious failings in the Russian authorities’ handling of the Beslan hostage crisis.

The case concerned the 2004 terrorist attack on a school in Beslan, the taking of hostages and the siege and storming of the school, during which more than 330 civilian hostages died, including over 180 children.

The Court found that a number of measures needed to be taken in order to draw lessons from the past, raise awareness of the applicable legal and operational standards, and prevent similar violations in the future. It also held that the future requirements of the pending investigation into the incident must be determined with regard to the Court’s conclusions about the investigation’s failures to date. Press release Press release (in Russian)  Webcast of the hearing (14/10/2014) Factsheet: Terrorism

Chamber

  • Judgment concerning San Marino

    13/04/2017 

    In the case Podeschi v. San Marino, the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention.

    The case concerned criminal proceedings brought against a politician for money laundering and his related pre-trial detention.

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  • Judgment concerning Azerbaijan

    13/04/2017 

    In the case of Huseynova v. Azerbaijan, the Court found a violation of the right to life with regard to the investigation into the 2005 murder of Elmar Huseynov, a prominent independent journalist who wrote articles strongly criticising both the government and the opposition.

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Grand Chamber

  • Referral requests

    18/04/2017 

    On 24 April 2017, the Court will examine 18 Grand Chamber referral requests.

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Decision

  • Inadmissibility decision

    13/04/2017 

    The Court declared the application in the case of Janssen Cilag S.A.S. v. France inadmissible as being manifestly ill-founded.

    The case concerned the search and seizure operations carried out at the premises of the applicant company, in the context of an investigation into abuse of a dominant position and anti-competitive practices.

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Other information

  • New versions of the film on the ECHR

    05/04/2017 
    New versions of the film on the ECHR

    The film presenting the Court is now also available in Albanian, Catalan, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian and Ukrainian.

    It is currently available in 17 languages of the Council of Europe member States.

    This film explains how the Court works, describes the challenges faced by it and shows the scope of its activity through examples from the case-law.

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