Grand Chamber hearing concerning Finland
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Switzerland10/12/2014
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Al-Dulimi and Montana Management Inc. v. Switzerland. The applicant, an Iraqi national who lives in Jordan, was managing director of the applicant company, based in Panama. According to the Security Council of the United Nations, he was finance manager for the Iraqi secret services under Saddam Hussein.
The case concerns the freezing of the applicants’ assets in Switzerland following the general embargo on Iraq after it invaded Kuwait in 1990....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Sweden10/12/2014
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of F.G. v. Sweden.
The case concerns the refusal of asylum to an Iranian national who alleges that, if expelled to Iran, he would be at a real risk of being persecuted and punished or sentenced to death....
Visit by the Défenseur des droits, France12/12/2014
On 11 Decembre 2014, President Spielmann, has received Jacques Toubon, Défenseur des droits. André Potocki, Judge elected in respect of France, and Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit to the Swiss Parliament09/12/2014
On 9 December 2014, President Dean Spielmann addressed the Federal Chambers on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the ratification of the Convention by Switzerland. President Spielmann was accompanied by Erik Fribergh, Registrar.
Speech by the President (In French Only)...
Referral to the Grand Chamber16/12/2014
The Court has accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of the case of Baka v. Hungary. The case concerns the premature termination of the applicant’s mandate as President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Hungary and his lack of access to court to challenge the termination....
Judgment concerning the Czech Republic11/12/2014
In the case of Dubská and Krejzová v. the Czech Republic, the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention.
The case concerned the prohibition under Czech law on midwives assisting home births.
The Court took into consideration, in particular, that there was no European consensus on that subject....
Video about the Marckx v. Belgium case08/12/2014
In connection with the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, a video about the Marckx v. Belgium case has been produced, featuring an interview with the President of the Court, Dean Spielmann, and the former Vice-President and judge elected in respect of Belgium, Françoise Tulkens....