Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation

14/10/2014

The Court held a Chamber hearing in the case of Tagayeva and Others v. Russia.
The case concerns the terrorist attack on a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, and the ensuing hostage-taking, siege and storming of the school, which resulted in the deaths of over 330 civilians, including over 180 children.

Press release

Country profile - Russia

Factsheet: Terrorism

Webcast of the hearing

Chamber judgments

  • Judgment concerning the Russian Federation

    09/10/2014 

    In the case of Konovalova v. Russia, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private life.

    The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that medical students had been allowed to observe her giving birth, without her explicit consent.

    Press release

    Factsheet - Health

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  • Judgments concerning Spain

    07/10/2014 

    In the cases of Etxebarria Caballero v. Spain and Ataun Rojo v. Spain, the Court held that there had been violations of Article 3 of the Convention.

    These cases concerned the investigation by the Spanish authorities into ill-treatment allegedly sustained by the applicants while they were held incommunicado in police custody. The applicants were arrested by the police and placed in secret police custody in the context of judicial investigations concerning, in particular, their alleged membership of the terrorist organisation ETA.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Terrorism

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  • Judgment concerning Georgia

    07/10/2014 

    In the case of Begheluri and Others v. Georgia, the Court has found several violations of the Convention.
    The Court held that the applicants – 99 Georgian nationals – had been subjected on several occasions between 2000 and 2001 to religiously motivated violence against Jehovah’s Witnesses, particularly by State officials.

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Other information

  • Statement by the Registrar

    16/10/2014 

    Following the recent publication in the San Marino press of information concerning the application lodged by Claudio Podeschi, the Registrar wishes to provide the following clarifications.
    This application is currently pending before the Court, and to date, no decision has been made on its admissibility.

    Press release

    Simplified case-processing flow chart by judicial formation

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  • Lambert and Others v. France: intention to relinquish jurisdiction

    07/10/2014 
    Lambert and Others v. France: intention to relinquish jurisdiction

    The Chamber to which the case of Lambert and Others v. France was allocated has announced its intention to relinquish jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber. After receiving an application in June 2014 from, among others, the parents of Vincent Lambert, the Court decided to grant the request for interim measures made under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court and requested the French Government to stay execution of the judgment of the Conseil d’Etat authorising the withdrawal of Vincent Lambert’s nutrition and hydration.

    Vincent Lambert has been tetraplegic since a road traffic accident in 2008. He currently receives artificial nutrition and hydration and is in a state of total dependence.

    Press release

    Simplified case-processing flow chart by judicial formation

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Grand Chamber

  • Referral to the Grand Chamber

    14/10/2014 

    The case of Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France has been referred to the Grand Chamber. The case concerns the judgment against the weekly magazine Paris-Match for publishing information on the private life of Prince Albert of Monaco.

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Hearings

  • Grand Chamber hearing concerning Belgium

    08/10/2014 
    Grand Chamber hearing concerning Belgium

    08/10/2014

    The Court has held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Bouyid v. Belgium.

    The applicants allege in particular that they were slapped on the face by police officers when they were in Saint- Josse-ten-Noode police station, and point out that those incidents occurred in a context of tense relations between their family and certain police officers from that station, which was close to their home.

    Press release

    Country profile : Belgium

    Webcast of the hearing

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Official visits

  • Visit to Italy

    13/10/2014 

    On 9 October 2014, President Spielmann paid an official visit to Rome. During his visit, President Spielmann met Giuseppe Tesauro, President of the Constitutional Court, Giorgio Santacroce, First President of the Court of Cassation, and Giorgio Giovannini, President of the Council of State. On 10 October 2014, President Spielmann gave a speech on the occasion of the 100th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation. President Spielmann was accompanied by Guido Raimondi, Vice-President, judge elected in respect of Italy, and Michael O’Boyle, Deputy Registrar.

    More information

    Speech by the President (French version only)

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  • Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Justice of Monaco

    07/10/2014 
    Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Justice of Monaco

    On 6 October 2014, José Badia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and Philippe Narmino, Minister for Justice, President of the Council of State, Director of Judicial Services of Monaco, visited the Court and were received by President Spielmann. Isabelle Berro-Lefèvre, judge elected in respect of Monaco and Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting

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Decisions

  • Inadmissibility decision

    02/10/2014 

    The Court has declared inadmissible the case of X. and Y. v. Georgia, as the application was lodged outside the six-month time-limit.

    The case concerned the criminal proceedings instituted against 16 public officials, including the head and deputy head of the Georgian prison department, after video footage of ill-treatment in prisons had been broadcast on national television.

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Other judgments and decisions

16/10/2014

26 Judgments

14/10/2014

11 Judgments

Baytar v. Turkey

09/10/2014

5 Judgments

Forthcoming judgments

21-23/10/2014

18 and 9 Judgments