Chamber judgment concerning Belgium

Batîment;EXTERIEUR

04/09/2014

In the case of Trabelsi v. Belgium, the Court held that there had been a violation of the prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment and that Belgium had failed to comply with its obligations regarding the right of individual application.

The case concerned the extradition of a Tunisian national from Belgium to the United States to face charges of terrorist offences, despite the fact that the Court had asked Belgium to suspend the extradition as an interim measure.

Press release

Factsheet: Terrorism

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Grand Chamber

  • Forthcoming judgment

    12/09/2014 

    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Mocanu and Others v. Romania on 17 September 2014.

    The case concerns the investigation and the length of the proceedings brought following the violent crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in Bucharest in June 1990.

    Press release

    Country profile - Romania

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  • Forthcoming judgment

    10/09/2014 
    Forthcoming judgment

    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Hassan v. the United Kingdom on 16 September 2014.

    The case concerns the acts of British armed forces in Iraq in 2003, extra-territorial jurisdiction and the application of the Convention in the context of an international armed conflict.

    Press release

    Country profile - United Kingdom

    Webcast of the hearing 11/12/2013

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  • Referrals to the Grand Chamber

    09/09/2014 

    The Court has accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of 4 cases.

    Press release

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Hearings

  • Grand Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation

    03/09/2014 
    Grand Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation

    03/09/2014

    The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Khoroshenko v. Russia.

    The case concerns the complaint by a life prisoner that no long-term family visits were allowed during his detention in a special regime correctional colony.

    Press release

    Country profile - Russia

    Webcast of the hearing

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  • Forthcoming hearing

    04/09/2014 
    Forthcoming hearing

    On 24 September 2014, the Court will be holding a hearing in the case of Roman Zakharov v. Russia. The case concerns the complaint by an editor-in-chief of a publishing company about the lack of sufficient safeguards under Russian law against the monitoring of telephone communications by law-enforcement agencies.

    Press release, Calendar of hearings


    All hearings are recorded and can be viewed on the Court’s internet site.
    Webcast of hearings

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Decision

  • Inadmissibility decision

    11/09/2014 

    The Court declared inadmissible the case of D. and Others v. Belgium. The case concerned the refusal by the Belgian authorities to allow the entry into Belgium of a child born to a surrogate mother in Ukraine on behalf of a Belgian couple. The refusal was maintained until they had produced sufficient evidence of a parent-child relationship.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Reproductive Rights

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Translations

  • Applicant pages in all languages

    05/09/2014 
    Applicant pages in all languages

    Web pages providing helpful information for anyone wishing to apply to the Court have now been published in all the official languages of the member States.

    The pages are fully available in the languages of the States Parties and contain all the documents needed to apply to the Court, together with translations of publications, flow charts and videos and useful links explaining the functioning of the Court in 35 languages.

    Applicant pages

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Official visits

  • Visit by the Minister of Justice of Switzerland

    05/09/2014 
    Visit by the Minister of Justice of Switzerland

    On 5 September 2014, Simonetta Sommaruga, Member of the Swiss Federal Council, Head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Helen Keller, the judge elected in respect of Switzerland, and Michael O’Boyle, Deputy Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Voluntary contribution by Norway to the Court’s special account

    02/09/2014 
    Voluntary contribution by Norway to the Court’s special account

    President Spielmann, Erik Fribergh, Registrar, and Ambassador Astrid Emilie Helle, Permanent Representative of Norway to the Council of Europe, met on 2 September 2014 on the occasion of a contribution of NOK 2 million (approximately 240,000 euros) to the Court's special account. This generous contribution makes it possible for the Court to recruit additional lawyers to help further reduce the backlog of priority cases.


    In announcing the contribution, the Norwegian Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, Astrid Emilie Helle, made the following statement: “Norway attaches the highest importance to multilateral organisations whose defence of international law is particularly crucial at times of crisis like the present. In this context the European Convention on Human Rights is by far the most effective system of international human rights protection that the world has ever known. The Court’s work in enforcing the Convention is of very great value to the member States of the Council of Europe and indeed to the international community as a whole. We believe that the Court deserves our full-hearted support”.

    Press release

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