Judgment concerning Switzerland
In the case of Howald Moor and Others v. Switzerland the Court found that there had been a violation of the right of access to a court.
The case concerned the dismissal of an action for damages, brought by the relatives of a worker who had died as a result of an asbestos-related disease, on the ground that the action was time-barred. The Court held that as these were latent diseases, any claim for damages would invariably be time-barred before the victim could be objectively aware of his or her rights, and that this fact should be taken into account when calculating the limitation period.
Judgment concerning Bulgaria11/03/2014
In the case of Abdu v. Bulgaria, the Court held that there had been a violation the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment and the prohibition of discrimination.
The Court considered that, despite having plausible evidence that applicant, a Sudanese national, had been attacked because of his ethnic origin, the Bulgarian authorities had not expressly questioned the witness or the perpetrators with a view to determining whether there had in fact been a racist motive for the attack....
Judgment concerning Turkey04/03/2014
In the case of Dilipak and Karakaya v. Turkey, the Court held in particular that there had been a violation of freedom of expression. The case concerned a judgment against two journalists, after hearings in their absence, for having written articles that were considered offensive towards a high-ranking dignitary of the army....
Judgment concerning Italy04/03/2014
In the case of Grande Stevens and Others v. Italy, the Court held that there had been several violations of the Convention. The case concerned the applicants’ appeal against the administrative penalty imposed on them by the Italian Companies and Stock Exchange Commission and the criminal proceedings to which they are currently subject after having been accused of market manipulation in the context of a financial operation involving the car manufacturer FIAT....
Solemn hearing 31/01/2014
Hearing concerning the Netherlands19/02/2014
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Jaloud v. the Netherlands on 19 February 2014.
The case concerns the investigation by the Netherlands authorities into the circumstances surrounding the death of the applicant’s son, who died of gunshot wounds in Iraq in April 2004 in an incident involving Netherlands Royal Army personnel....
Visit by the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe04/03/2014
On 4 March 2014, Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting....