Grand Chamber hearing concerning Italy

The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of de Tommaso v. Italy. 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.

Press Release

Country profile - Italy

Webcast of the hearing

Official Visits

  • Visit to Spain

    Visit to Spain

    On 21 and 22 May 2015, President Spielmann paid an official visit to Madrid. On that occasion, he was granted an audience with His Majesty the King of Spain, Felipe VI. He also met Francisco Pérez de los Cobos Orihuel, President of the Constitutional Tribunal, and Ignacio Ybáñez Rubio, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. During his visit, he took part in a seminar at the Constitutional Tribunal. President Spielmann was accompanied by Luis López Guerra, judge elected in respect of Spain, and Patrick Titiun, Head of the Office of the President.

  • Visit by the President of the Supreme Court of Cassation of Serbia

    On 20 May 2015, Dragomir Milojević, President of the Supreme Court of Cassation of Serbia, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Branko Lubarda, the judge elected in respect of Serbia, and Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting.
  • Visit to Italy

    Visit to Italy

    On 15 May 2015, the Court’s Vice-President, Guido Raimondi, paid an official visit to Italy. During his visit, he met Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy.



  • Judgment concerning Azerbaijan

    Judgment concerning Azerbaijan

    In the case of Emin Huseynov v. Azerbaijan, the Court held that there had been several violations of the Convention.

    The case concerned the arrest of a journalist at a café during a private party to celebrate Che Guevara’s birthday, and his hospitalisation following his release from police custody.

    The Court found that the applicant had been ill-treated during his arrest and whilst in police detention and that there had been no effective investigation in this respect. It further found that he had been unlawfully deprived of his liberty and that the police intervention had breached his freedom of assembly.

    Press Release


Grand Chamber

  • Forthcoming Delivery of Judgment

    Forthcoming Delivery of Judgment

    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Lambert and Others v. France on Friday 5 June 2015.

    Press Release

    Webcast of the hearing (07/01/2015)


Other Information

  • Report on Article 47


    The Court has published a report taking stock of one year’s implementation of Rule 47 of the Rules of Court which introduced stricter conditions for lodging an application with the Court. At the same time the Court has published an analysis of errors commonly made by applicants when completing the application form, indicating how to avoid them.

  • International Law Conference at the Court

    International Law Conference at the Court

    The Court, in conjunction with the European Society of International Law (ESIL), is organizing a conference entitled “The European Convention on Human Rights and General International Law” (click here for the programme).
    The event will take place at the Court building on 5 June 2015. As seating is limited, anyone wishing to attend the conference must register before 28 May 2015, via the ESIL website.



  • Chamber hearing concerning Andorra

    Chamber hearing concerning Andorra

    The Court held a Chamber hearing in the case of Gouarre Patte v. Andorra. The case concerns the inability of the applicant, who is a doctor, to obtain a review of an ancillary penalty, namely permanent disqualification from practising medicine, as a result of the retroactive application of a rule. The applicant sought to benefit from a subsequent legislative amendment which established that the length of an ancillary penalty could in no event exceed the term of the principal sentence.

    Press Release

    Country profile - Andorra

    Webcast of the hearing