ECHR launches new Internet site
The European Court of Human Rights has today launched its newly-designed Internet site (www.echr.coe.int). The website of the Court has been revamped in order to give users better access to a wider range of information relating to the organisation of the Court, its activities and case-law. New features include an enhanced search option, dynamic news feeds and more comprehensive information on the Court and the Registry.
The website will be regularly updated and items will be added or developed over the next few months.
Hearing concerning Serbia
15/05/2013The Court will be holding a hearing in the case of Vučković and Others v. Serbia. The case concerns the payment of war per diems to all reservists who served in the Yugoslav Army during the NATO’s intervention in Serbia between March and June 1999.
Vučković and Others v. Serbia (no. 17153/11) Country profile - Serbia
Judgment concerning Ukraine30/04/2013
In the Case Tymoshenko v. Ukraine which concerned complaints relating to the detention of the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko, the Court found violations of Article 5 of the Convention and a violation of Article 18 of the Convention taken together with Article 5....
Judgment concerning Russia30/04/2013
The Court found violations by Russia on account of the secret and unlawful transfer of a man to Tajikistan notwithstanding the interim measures issued by the Court and temporary asylum granted to him in Russia. The Court also considered the pattern of similar repeated incidents in the recent past and indicated a number of remedial measures to be taken for implementation of the judgment concerning notably protection against such abuses and effective investigation of every such incident....
Judgment concerning the United Kingdom22/04/2013
In the case of Animal Defenders International v. the United Kingdom, the Court found no violation of the Convention. The case concerned the complaint by a NGO that it has been denied the possibility to advertise on TV or radio....
The Court has declared inadmissible the case of Hasan Uzun v. Turkey, for non-exhaustion of domestic remedies. It found that the Turkish Parliament had entrusted the Constitutional Court with powers that enabled it to provide, in principle, direct and speedy redress for violations of the rights and freedoms protected by the Convention....
Meeting with the European Committee of Social Rights17/05/2013
On 13 May 2013, President Spielmann participated to the 264th session of the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) in Strasbourg.
Speech (in French only)...
Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands16/05/2013
On 16 May 2013, Frans Timmermans, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Johannes Silvis, the judge elected in respect of the Netherlands and Roderick Liddell, Director of Common Services, also attended the meeting....
Visit by the Minister of Human and Minority Rights Protection of Montenegro14/05/2013
On 14 May 2013, Suad Numanović, Minister of Human and Minority Rights Protection of Montenegro, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Nebojša Vučinić, the judge elected in respect of Montenegro and Michael O’Boyle, Deputy Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Protocol No. 1516/05/2013
On 16 May 2013, President Spielmann took part in the 123rd session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
Speech (only in French)
During the session, Protocol No. 15 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Protocol No. 15 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms has been adopted by the Committee of Ministers. It will be opened for signature by member States on 24 June 2013....