Grand Chamber hearing concerning Finland

17/12/2014

The held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Pentikäinen v. Finland.

The case concerns the apprehension of a media photographer during a demonstration and his subsequent conviction for disobeying the police.

Press release

Country profile - Finland

Webcast of the hearing

Hearings

  • Grand Chamber hearing concerning Switzerland

    10/12/2014 
    Grand Chamber hearing concerning Switzerland

    The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Al-Dulimi and Montana Management Inc. v. Switzerland. The applicant, an Iraqi national who lives in Jordan, was managing director of the applicant company, based in Panama. According to the Security Council of the United Nations, he was finance manager for the Iraqi secret services under Saddam Hussein.

    The case concerns the freezing of the applicants’ assets in Switzerland following the general embargo on Iraq after it invaded Kuwait in 1990.

    Country profile - Switzerland

    Press Release

    Webcast of the Hearing

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  • Grand Chamber hearing concerning Sweden

    10/12/2014 
    Grand Chamber hearing concerning Sweden

    03/12/2014

    The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of F.G. v. Sweden.


    The case concerns the refusal of asylum to an Iranian national who alleges that, if expelled to Iran, he would be at a real risk of being persecuted and punished or sentenced to death.

    Press Release

    Country profile - Sweden

    Webcast of the hearing

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Official Visits

  • Visit to Slovenia

    19/12/2014 
    Visit to Slovenia

    On 18 December 2014, President Spielmann paid an official visit to Ljubljana. During his visit, he met Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia, Miroslav Goran Klemenčič, Minister for Justice, and Miroslav Mozetič, President of the Constitutional Court. President Spielmann also opened the solemn hearing of the Constitutional Court of Slovenia. He was accompanied by Boštjan Zupančič, judge elected in respect of Slovenia, and Claudia Westerdiek, Section Registrar.

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  • Visit by the Défenseur des droits, France

    12/12/2014 
    Visit by the Défenseur des droits, France

    On 11 December 2014 President Spielmann received Jacques Toubon, French Défenseur des droits. André Potocki, Judge elected in respect of France, and Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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Grand Chamber

  • Referral to the Grand Chamber

    16/12/2014 

    The Court has accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of the case of Baka v. Hungary. The case concerns the premature termination of the applicant’s mandate as President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Hungary and his lack of access to court to challenge the termination.

    Press release

    Cases pending before the Grande Chamber

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Chamber Judgments

  • Judgment concerning the Czech Republic

    11/12/2014 
    Judgment concerning the Czech Republic

    In the case of Dubská and Krejzová v. the Czech Republic, the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention.

    The case concerned the prohibition under Czech law on midwives assisting home births.
    The Court took into consideration, in particular, that there was no European consensus on that subject.

    Press Release

    Delivery of the Judgment

    Factsheet: Reproductive Rights

    Webcast of the Hearing

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Other Information

  • Video about the Marckx v. Belgium case

    08/12/2014 

    In connection with the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, a video about the Marckx v. Belgium case has been produced, featuring an interview with the President of the Court, Dean Spielmann, and the former Vice-President and judge elected in respect of Belgium, Françoise Tulkens.

    Video

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Visit to the Swiss Parliament