Grand Chamber hearing concerning Croatia
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Dvorski v. Croatia.
The applicant alleges that, as a murder suspect, he was denied access to a lawyer hired by his parents to represent him and that this created a coercive environment in which he had incriminated himself.
Grand Chamber hearing concerning the Netherlands14/01/2015
On 14 January 2015, the Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Murray v. the Netherlands.
The case concerns a prisoner’s complaints about his life sentence with no realistic possibility of review and his conditions of detention on the island of Aruba (in the southern Caribbean), which is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands....
Hearings in January 201505/01/2015
In January 2015, the Court will be holding 4 hearings in cases concerning Croatia, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland....
The Chamber to which the case of Doğan and Others v. Turkey was originally assigned has relinquished jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber. The applicants, 203 Turkish nationals who are members of the Alevi religious community, complain about the authorities’ refusal to provide public services in religious matters to Alevi citizens and consider that they are subjected to discriminatory treatment in comparison to citizens who belong to the Sunni branch of Islam....
The Chamber to which the case of Armani Da Silva v. the United Kingdom was originally assigned has relinquished jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber. The case concerns the death of a Brazilian man who was shot by the police in the London Underground in July 2005, after being mistakenly identified as a person suspected of terrorist acts. The applicant complains about the authorities’ refusal to bring a prosecution in relation to her cousin’s death....
The Chamber to which the case of De Tommaso v. Italy was originally assigned has relinquished jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber. The case concerns the decision to subject the applicant, who was considered to be a dangerous person, to special police supervision together with a compulsory residence order for a period of 2 years. The applicant considers that the preventive measure imposed on him was arbitrary in nature and excessively long....
Visit by the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium27/01/2015
On 26 January 2015, Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium, Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. During his visit, Mr Reynders opened the exhibition entitled Belgium and the European Court of Human Rights on the occasion of the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
Speech by Mr. Reynders (in French)
Speech by the President (in French)...
A tutorial for applicants, explaining how to fill in the application form correctly, is available in 6 new official languages of Council of Europe member States. The video clip sets outs the formal requirements which must be complied with when applying to the Court; failure to meet these requirements will result in an application being rejected instead of being assigned to a judicial formation....
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