Grand Chamber hearing concerning Italy
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the cases of G.I.E.M. s.r.l. v. Italy, Hotel promotion Bureau s.r.l. and Rita Sarda s.r.l. v. Italy, and Falgest s.r.l. and Gironda v. Italy.
In these cases, the applicants complain about the confiscation of dwellings and land owned by them which formed part of development projects initially authorised by the competent authorities but later declared illegal.
Judgment concerning France03/09/2015
In the case of Berland v. France, the Court found that there had been no violation of the Convention. The security measures imposed on the applicant, who was declared exempt from criminal liability in proceedings against him for the murder of his girlfriend, had to be seen as preventive rather than punitive measures....
Judgment concerning Croatia03/09/2015
In the case M. and M. v. Croatia, concerning a custody dispute, including allegations of child abuse by the father, the Court held that there had been several violations of the Convention. The applicants, a mother and her daughter, complained in particular that the national authorities had failed to remove the child from the father’s care and to thus prevent further domestic abuse....
Judgment concerning Portugal03/09/2015
In the case of Sérvulo & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, Rl v. Portugal, concerning the search of a law firm’s offices and the seizure of computer files and email messages, during an investigation, the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention. It found that the seizure of computer records had been compensated for by procedural safeguards to prevent abuse and arbitrariness and to protect legal professional secrecy....
Judgment concerning Estonia03/09/2015
In the case of Sõro v. Estonia, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private life. The case concerned the applicant’s complaint about the fact that information about his employment during the Soviet era as a driver for the KGB had been published in the Estonian State Gazette....
Judgment concerning Italy01/09/2015
In the case of Khlaifia and Others v. Italy, the Court found a number of violations of the Convention.
The case concerned the detention of Tunisian migrants in degrading conditions on the island of Lampedusa and their collective expulsion. The applicants had arrived on the shores of Italy in 2011 having left their country because of the events following the ‘Arab Spring’....
Judgment concerning Italy27/08/2015
In the case of Parrillo v. Italy, concerning the ban in Italy on donating embryos for scientific research, the Court held that there has been no violation of the Convention.
The applicant and her partner, who has since died, had recourse to medically assisted procreation techniques and they underwent in vitro fertilisation treatment. She now wishes to donate the in vitro embryos to assist scientific research and contribute to finding ways of curing diseases that are difficult to treat....