Chamber judgment concerning Italy and Greece
In the case of Sharifi and Others v. Italy and Greece, the Court held that there had been several violations of the Convention on account of collective expulsion by the Italian authorities of Afghan migrants, who were then deprived of access to the asylum procedure in Greece.
The Court held, in particular, that it shared the concerns of several observers with regard to the automatic return, implemented by the Italian border authorities in the ports of the Adriatic Sea, of persons who, in the majority of cases, were handed over to ferry captains with a view to being removed to Greece, thus depriving them of any procedural and substantive rights.
Judgment concerning the Russian Federation09/10/2014
In the case of Konovalova v. Russia, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private life.
The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that medical students had been allowed to observe her giving birth, without her explicit consent....
Judgments concerning Spain07/10/2014
In the cases of Etxebarria Caballero v. Spain and Ataun Rojo v. Spain, the Court held that there had been violations of Article 3 of the Convention.
These cases concerned the investigation by the Spanish authorities into ill-treatment allegedly sustained by the applicants while they were held incommunicado in police custody. The applicants were arrested by the police and placed in secret police custody in the context of judicial investigations concerning, in particular, their alleged membership of the terrorist organisation ETA....
Statement by the Registrar16/10/2014
Following the recent publication in the San Marino press of information concerning the application lodged by Claudio Podeschi, the Registrar wishes to provide the following clarifications.
This application is currently pending before the Court, and to date, no decision has been made on its admissibility....
Lambert and Others v. France: intention to relinquish jurisdiction07/10/2014
The Chamber to which the case of Lambert and Others v. France was allocated has announced its intention to relinquish jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber. After receiving an application in June 2014 from, among others, the parents of Vincent Lambert, the Court decided to grant the request for interim measures made under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court and requested the French Government to stay execution of the judgment of the Conseil d’Etat authorising the withdrawal of Vincent Lambert’s nutrition and hydration.
Vincent Lambert has been tetraplegic since a road traffic accident in 2008. He currently receives artificial nutrition and hydration and is in a state of total dependence....
Referral to the Grand Chamber14/10/2014
The case of Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France has been referred to the Grand Chamber. The case concerns the judgment against the weekly magazine Paris-Match for publishing information on the private life of Prince Albert of Monaco....
Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation14/10/2014
The Court held a Chamber hearing in the case of Tagayeva and Others v. Russia.
The case concerns the terrorist attack on a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, and the ensuing hostage-taking, siege and storming of the school, which resulted in the deaths of over 330 civilians, including over 180 children....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Belgium08/10/2014
The Court has held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Bouyid v. Belgium.
The applicants allege in particular that they were slapped on the face by police officers when they were in Saint- Josse-ten-Noode police station, and point out that those incidents occurred in a context of tense relations between their family and certain police officers from that station, which was close to their home....
Conference on Social Charter20/10/2014
The Court’s Vice-President, Guido Raimondi, took part in a high-level conference on the European Social Charter, on 17 and 18 October 2014 in Turin....
The Court has declared inadmissible the case of X. and Y. v. Georgia, as the application was lodged outside the six-month time-limit.
The case concerned the criminal proceedings instituted against 16 public officials, including the head and deputy head of the Georgian prison department, after video footage of ill-treatment in prisons had been broadcast on national television....