Speaking at the annual press conference of the Court on 29 January 2015, President Spielmann took stock of the year 2014 and said that the Court had continued to build on the progress made in 2013. He also stressed the need for each member State to ensure that endemic problems were resolved at domestic level rather than being brought before the Court.
Judgment concerning Turkey27/01/2015
In the case of Asiye Genç v. Turkey, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to life). The case concerned a prematurely born baby’s death in an ambulance, a few hours after birth, following the baby’s transfer between hospitals without being admitted for treatment.
The Court found that Turkey had not sufficiently ensured the proper organisation and functioning of the public hospital service, or its health protection system....
Judgment concerning Italy27/01/2015
In the case of Paradiso and Campanelli v. Italy, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for family life.
The case concerned the placement in social-service care of a nine-month-old child who had been born in Russia following a gestational surrogacy contract entered into by a couple; it subsequently transpired that they had no biological relationship with the child....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Switzerland28/01/2015
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Perinçek v. Switzerland.
The case concerns the criminal conviction of the applicant, a doctor of laws and the Chairman of the Turkish Workers’ Party, for publicly challenging the existence of the Armenian genocide in 2005....
Opening of the judicial year 201530/01/2015
The official opening of the Court’s judicial year took place on 30 January 2015. The event comprises a seminar in which 260 leading European judicial figures take part, followed by an official opening ceremony attended by 330 representatives from the judicial world and from the local and national authorities....
Visit by the President of the Supreme Court of Albania30/01/2015
On 30 January 2015, Xhezair Zaganjori, President of the Supreme Court of Albania, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Ledi Bianku, the judge elected in respect of Albania, also attended the meeting....
Visit by the High Court of Cassation and Justice of Romania30/01/2015
On 30 January 2015, Livia Doina Stanciu, President of the High Court of Cassation and Justice of Romania, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Iulia Antoanella Motoc, judge elected in respect of Romania, also attended the meeting....
Visit by the President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia30/01/2015
On 29 January 2015, George Papuashvili, President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Nona Tsotsoria, the judge elected in respect of Georgia, and Françoise Elens-Passos, Section Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit by the Prosecutor General of Montenegro30/01/2015
On 29 January 2015, Ivica Stanković, Prosecutor General of Montenegro, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Nebojša Vučinić, judge elected in respect of Montenegro, and Stanley Naismith, Section Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit by the President of Ireland28/01/2015
On 27 January 2015, Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Erik Fribergh, Registrar, and Michael O’Boyle, Deputy Registrar, also attended the meeting. President Higgins visited the Court’s hearing room to see the webcasting facilities, the installation and running of which have been financed by the Irish Government since 2007....
Elections of judges29/01/2015
The Parliamentary Assembly has elected Branko Lubarda as judge to the Court in respect of Serbia and Yonko Grozev as judge to the Court in respect of Bulgaria....