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.
Judgment concerning the Russian Federation24/07/2014
In the case of Lyapin v. Russia, the Court found a violation of the Convention on account of the acts of torture inflicted on the applicant by police officers, and the lack of an effective investigation into his credible allegations....
Judgment concerning Turkey22/07/2014
In the case of Ataykaya v. Turkey the Court found that there had been a violation of the right to life on account of the death of the applicant’s son during a demonstration in 2006. In its judgment the Court stressed the need to regulate in Turkey, without delay, the use of tear-gas grenades in order to minimise any resulting risk of death and injury....
Judgment concerning Switzerland22/07/2014
In the case of Rouiller v. Switzerland, the Court found that the removal of two children from France to Switzerland by their mother was a ‘wrongful removal’. It also observed that the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction did not grant a child the freedom to choose where he or she wished to live....
Judgment concerning Romania17/07/2014
The Court has delivered its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Centre For Legal Resources On Behalf of Valentin Câmpeanu v. Romania....
Hearing concerning Estonia16/07/2014
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Delfi As v. Estonia.
The case concerns the liability of an Internet news portal for offensive comments that were posted by its readers....
Judgment concerning Finland16/07/2014
The Court has delivered its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Hämäläinen v. Finland. The case concerns the complaint of a male-to-female transsexual that she could only obtain full official recognition of her new gender by having her marriage turned into a civil partnership....
Judgment concerning Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”16/07/2014
The Court has delivered its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Ališić and Others v. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”....
The Court has declared inadmissible the applications lodged in the cases of Markovics v. Hungary, Béres v. Hungary and Augusztin v. Hungary, which concerned the restructuring of retired servicemen’s pensions in Hungary. The Court found that the reduction in the applicants’ benefits had been reasonable and commensurate....
Visit to Montenegro15/07/2014
On 10 and 11 July 2014 President Spielmann paid an official visit to Montenegro. On that occasion, he was received by the President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović. During his visit he also met the President of Government of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović, the President of Parliament, Ranko Krivokapić, the President of the Constitutional Court, Desanka Lopičić, the Vice-president of Government and Minister of Justice, Duško Marković. During his stay, he had meetings with Vesna Medenica, President of the Supreme Court of Montenegro and judges of this Supreme Court. President Spielmann was accompanied by Johan Callewaert, Grand Chamber Registrar....