5 new versions of the film on the ECHR
This film explains how the Court works, describes the challenges faced by it and shows the scope of its activity through examples from the case-law.
It is currently being prepared in other official languages of the Council of Europe member States.
Chamber judgment concerning Spain21/02/2017
In the case of Rubio Dosamantes v. Spain the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private life.
The applicant, Paulina Rubio Dosamantes, is a pop singer who is very well known in Spain. She complained that her reputation and private life had been harmed by remarks made by the media.
The Court found that the applicant’s fame as a singer did not mean that her activities or conduct in her private life should be regarded as necessarily falling within the public interest. The fact that she could have benefitted from media attention did not authorise TV channels to broadcast unchecked comments about her private life....
Grand Chamber judgment concerning Italy23/02/2017
In the case of de Tommaso v. Italy the Court held that there had been a violation of freedom of movement and of the right to a fair hearing.
The case concerned 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.
Webcast of the hearing (20/05/2015)...
Colloquium to pay tribute to Judges Conforti and Ferrari Bravo27/02/2017
A colloquium was held at the Court on 24 February 2017 to pay tribute to former Judges Conforti and Ferrari Bravo, to honour their memory and to look back over their outstanding careers.
Benedetto Conforti was a member of the European Commission of Human Rights from 1993 to 1998, then judge at the Court from 1998 to 2001; Luigi Ferrari Bravo was a judge at the Court from 1998 to 2001....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Portugal08/02/2017
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Correia de Matos v. Portugal.
The case concerns the criminal proceedings brought against the applicant, a lawyer, for insulting a judge, and the fact that he was not permitted to conduct his own defence in those proceedings because the domestic courts required him to be represented by a lawyer....
Around 60 thematic factsheets providing an overview of the ECHR’s case-law on certain issues are available on the Court’s website. These factsheets, which contain summaries of the main judgments and decisions and of cases pending before the Court, are updated regularly.
In 2017, three new factsheets have been published presenting the case-law relating to austerity measures, gestational surrogacy and mass surveillance....
Visit by the Minister of the Interior of Austria23/02/2017
On 22 February 2017, Wolfgang Sobotka, Minister of the Interior of Austria, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Gabriele Kucsko-Stadlmayer, judge elected in respect of Austria, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting....