Chamber judgment concerning Italy and Greece

21/10/2014

In the case of Sharifi and Others v. Italy and Greece, the Court held that there had been several violations of the Convention on account of collective expulsion by the Italian authorities of Afghan migrants, who were then deprived of access to the asylum procedure in Greece.

The Court held, in particular, that it shared the concerns of several observers with regard to the automatic return, implemented by the Italian border authorities in the ports of the Adriatic Sea, of persons who, in the majority of cases, were handed over to ferry captains with a view to being removed to Greece, thus depriving them of any procedural and substantive rights.

Press release

Factsheet: "Dublin" cases, Factsheet: Collective expulsions

Chamber judgments

  • Judgment concerning the Russian Federation

    09/10/2014 

    In the case of Konovalova v. Russia, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private life.

    The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that medical students had been allowed to observe her giving birth, without her explicit consent.

    Press release

    Factsheet - Health

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  • Judgments concerning Spain

    07/10/2014 

    In the cases of Etxebarria Caballero v. Spain and Ataun Rojo v. Spain, the Court held that there had been violations of Article 3 of the Convention.

    These cases concerned the investigation by the Spanish authorities into ill-treatment allegedly sustained by the applicants while they were held incommunicado in police custody. The applicants were arrested by the police and placed in secret police custody in the context of judicial investigations concerning, in particular, their alleged membership of the terrorist organisation ETA.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Terrorism

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Other information

  • Statement by the Registrar

    16/10/2014 

    Following the recent publication in the San Marino press of information concerning the application lodged by Claudio Podeschi, the Registrar wishes to provide the following clarifications.
    This application is currently pending before the Court, and to date, no decision has been made on its admissibility.

    Press release

    Simplified case-processing flow chart by judicial formation

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  • Lambert and Others v. France: intention to relinquish jurisdiction

    07/10/2014 
    Lambert and Others v. France: intention to relinquish jurisdiction

    The Chamber to which the case of Lambert and Others v. France was allocated has announced its intention to relinquish jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber. After receiving an application in June 2014 from, among others, the parents of Vincent Lambert, the Court decided to grant the request for interim measures made under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court and requested the French Government to stay execution of the judgment of the Conseil d’Etat authorising the withdrawal of Vincent Lambert’s nutrition and hydration.

    Vincent Lambert has been tetraplegic since a road traffic accident in 2008. He currently receives artificial nutrition and hydration and is in a state of total dependence.

    Press release

    Simplified case-processing flow chart by judicial formation

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Grand Chamber

  • Referral to the Grand Chamber

    14/10/2014 

    The case of Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France has been referred to the Grand Chamber. The case concerns the judgment against the weekly magazine Paris-Match for publishing information on the private life of Prince Albert of Monaco.

    Press release

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Hearings

  • Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation

    14/10/2014 
    Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation

    14/10/2014

    The Court held a Chamber hearing in the case of Tagayeva and Others v. Russia.
    The case concerns the terrorist attack on a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, and the ensuing hostage-taking, siege and storming of the school, which resulted in the deaths of over 330 civilians, including over 180 children.

    Press release

    Country profile - Russia

    Factsheet: Terrorism

    Webcast of the hearing

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Official visits

  • Conference on Social Charter

    20/10/2014 

    The Court’s Vice-President, Guido Raimondi, took part in a high-level conference on the European Social Charter, on 17 and 18 October 2014 in Turin.

    More information

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Decisions

  • Inadmissibility decision

    02/10/2014 

    The Court has declared inadmissible the case of X. and Y. v. Georgia, as the application was lodged outside the six-month time-limit.

    The case concerned the criminal proceedings instituted against 16 public officials, including the head and deputy head of the Georgian prison department, after video footage of ill-treatment in prisons had been broadcast on national television.

    Press release

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