Chamber judgment concerning the Russian Federation
In the case of Tagayeva and Others v. Russia, the Court found several violations of the right to life on account of serious failings in the Russian authorities’ handling of the Beslan hostage crisis.
The case concerned the 2004 terrorist attack on a school in Beslan, the taking of hostages and the siege and storming of the school, during which more than 330 civilian hostages died, including over 180 children.
The Court found that a number of measures needed to be taken in order to draw lessons from the past, raise awareness of the applicable legal and operational standards, and prevent similar violations in the future. It also held that the future requirements of the pending investigation into the incident must be determined with regard to the Court’s conclusions about the investigation’s failures to date. Press release Press release (in Russian) Webcast of the hearing (14/10/2014) Factsheet: Terrorism
Judgment concerning San Marino13/04/2017
In the case Podeschi v. San Marino, the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention.
The case concerned criminal proceedings brought against a politician for money laundering and his related pre-trial detention....
Judgment concerning Azerbaijan13/04/2017
In the case of Huseynova v. Azerbaijan, the Court found a violation of the right to life with regard to the investigation into the 2005 murder of Elmar Huseynov, a prominent independent journalist who wrote articles strongly criticising both the government and the opposition....
The Court declared the application in the case of Janssen Cilag S.A.S. v. France inadmissible as being manifestly ill-founded.
The case concerned the search and seizure operations carried out at the premises of the applicant company, in the context of an investigation into abuse of a dominant position and anti-competitive practices....
New versions of the film on the ECHR05/04/2017
It is currently available in 17 languages of the Council of Europe member States.
This film explains how the Court works, describes the challenges faced by it and shows the scope of its activity through examples from the case-law....