René Cassin competition 2017

24/03/2017

The Bruges Collège d'Europe has been declared the winner of the 2017 René Cassin advocacy competition, consisting of mock legal proceedings, in French, based on the European Convention on Human Rights and open to students of law and political science.

 

The final round of the 32nd competition, in which students from the Bruges Collège d'Europe competed against a team from Aix-Marseille University, took place at the Court on 24 March 2017 before a jury made up of prominent figures from the legal world (judges of the Court and academics). It was chaired by Judge Ledi Bianku, the ECHR judge elected in respect of Albania.

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Grand Chamber

  • Forthcoming judgment

    23/03/2017 

    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Nagmetov v. Russia on 30 March 2017.

    The case concerned the death of the applicant’s son, in 2006, as a result of injuries sustained when a tear-gas grenade was fired to disperse a public gathering.

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    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber

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  • Referrals

    07/03/2017 
    Referrals

    The Court has accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of the case of Zubac v. Croatia.  The case concerns the Croatian Supreme Court’s refusal to consider an appeal in a property claim.
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    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber

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Recent hearing

  • Grand Chamber hearing concerning Portugal

    22/03/2017 
    Grand Chamber hearing concerning Portugal

    22/03/2017

    The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Ramos Nunes de Carvalho E Sá v. Portugal.

    The case concerned disciplinary proceedings brought against a judge on conclusion of which the High Council of the Judiciary imposed disciplinary penalties, and the review carried out by the Supreme Court of Justice as an appeal body.

     

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    Webcast of the hearing

    Country profile - Portugal

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Chamber

  • Judgment concerning Finland

    23/03/2017 

    In the case A.-M.V. v. Finland, the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention.

    The applicant, an intellectually disabled man, complained that, because of the Finnish courts’ decisions refusing to replace his mentor, he has been prevented from deciding where and with whom he would like to live.

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    Factsheet: Persons with disabilities and the ECHR

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Decision

  • Inadmissibility decision

    23/03/2017 

    The Court has declared inadmissible the application in the case of Gouri v. France.

    The applicant complained about France’s refusal to pay a supplementary disability allowance on account of her place of residence, which was in Algeria.

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Elections

  • Elections

    20/03/2017 

    The Court has elected Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos (Greece) Vice-President for a three-year term with effect from 1 May 2017.

    The Court has also elected Robert Spano (Iceland) Section President for a two-year term with effect from the same date.

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Delivered Judgments & Decisions

Forthcoming Judgments & Decisions