Forthcoming hearings


The Court will be holding two hearings in September 2014.
The case of Khoroshenko v. Russia concerns the complaint by a life prisoner that no long-duration family visits were allowed during his detention in a special regime correctional colony.
The case of Roman Zakharov v. Russia 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

Chamber judgments

  • Judgment concerning the United Kingdom


    In the case of Firth and Others v. the United Kingdom the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to free elections. The case concerned ten prisoners who had been automatically deprived of the right to vote in the 2009 elections to the European Parliament on account of their conviction and imprisonment.

    Press release

  • Judgment concerning the Russian Federation


    The Court has delivered its judgment on just satisfaction in the case of OAO Neftyanaya Kompaniya Yukos v. Russia, which follows on from the judgment on the merits (20 September 2011) in which it found several violations of the Convention. The Court held that Russia was to pay the sum of 1,866,104,634 euros in respect of pecuniary damage to the shareholders of Yukos, as they had stood at the date of the company’s liquidation and, if applicable, their legal successors and heirs, and also 300,000 euros in respect of costs and expenses to the Yukos International Foundation.

    The case concerned the tax and enforcement proceedings brought in 2004 against the Russian oil company Yukos, which eventually led to its liquidation in 2007.

    Press release

  • Judgments concerning Poland

    Judgments concerning Poland

    In the cases of Al Nashiri v. Poland and Husayn (Abu Zubaydah) v. Poland, concerning the extraordinary rendition by the CIA of two terrorism suspects to secret detention sites in Poland, the Court found a number of violations of the Convention. It held in particular that the applicants had been subjected to acts of torture during their detention in Poland and that the Polish Government had failed to comply with their obligations under Article 38, as they had refused to provide the Court with certain items of evidence. The Court further ruled that Poland should seek to remove the risk that Mr Al Nashiri might be sentenced to death, by seeking assurances from the US authorities that such penalty will not be imposed.

    Press release, Death penalty abolition, Secret detention sites, Terrorism

    Webcast of the hearing 03/12/2013


Grand Chamber


  • Decision concerning Ireland


    The Court has declared inadmissible two applications lodged by prisoners who had received mandatory sentences of life imprisonment for murder, and who complained that their continued imprisonment was in breach of the Convention.

    Press release


Official visit

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

    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

Other judgments

Other judgments and decisions

Forthcoming judgments


6 judgments