Judgments concerning Poland
In the cases of Al Nashiri v. Poland and Husayn (Abu Zubaydah) v. Poland, concerning the extraordinary rendition by the CIA of two terrorism suspects to secret detention sites in Poland, the Court found a number of violations of the Convention. It held in particular that the applicants had been subjected to acts of torture during their detention in Poland and that the Polish Government had failed to comply with their obligations under Article 38, as they had refused to provide the Court with certain items of evidence. The Court further ruled that Poland should seek to remove the risk that Mr Al Nashiri might be sentenced to death, by seeking assurances from the US authorities that such penalty will not be imposed.
Judgment concerning the United Kingdom12/08/2014
In the case of Firth and Others v. the United Kingdom the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to free elections. The case concerned ten prisoners who had been automatically deprived of the right to vote in the 2009 elections to the European Parliament on account of their conviction and imprisonment....
Judgment concerning the Russian Federation31/07/2014
The Court has delivered its judgment on just satisfaction in the case of OAO Neftyanaya Kompaniya Yukos v. Russia, which follows on from the judgment on the merits (20 September 2011) in which it found several violations of the Convention. The Court held that Russia was to pay the sum of 1,866,104,634 euros in respect of pecuniary damage to the shareholders of Yukos, as they had stood at the date of the company’s liquidation and, if applicable, their legal successors and heirs, and also 300,000 euros in respect of costs and expenses to the Yukos International Foundation.
The case concerned the tax and enforcement proceedings brought in 2004 against the Russian oil company Yukos, which eventually led to its liquidation in 2007....
Judgment concerning the Russian Federation24/07/2014
Judgment concerning Turkey22/07/2014
In the case of Ataykaya v. Turkey the Court found that there had been a violation of the right to life on account of the death of the applicant’s son during a demonstration in 2006. In its judgment the Court stressed the need to regulate in Turkey, without delay, the use of tear-gas grenades in order to minimise any resulting risk of death and injury....
Judgment concerning Switzerland22/07/2014
In the case of Rouiller v. Switzerland, the Court found that the removal of two children from France to Switzerland by their mother was a ‘wrongful removal’. It also observed that the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction did not grant a child the freedom to choose where he or she wished to live....
Judgment concerning Romania17/07/2014
The Court has delivered its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Centre For Legal Resources On Behalf of Valentin Câmpeanu v. Romania....
Hearing concerning Estonia16/07/2014
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Delfi As v. Estonia.
The case concerns the liability of an Internet news portal for offensive comments that were posted by its readers....
Judgment concerning Finland16/07/2014
The Court has delivered its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Hämäläinen v. Finland. The case concerns the complaint of a male-to-female transsexual that she could only obtain full official recognition of her new gender by having her marriage turned into a civil partnership....
Judgment concerning Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”16/07/2014
The Court has delivered its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Ališić and Others v. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”....
Decision concerning Ireland31/07/2014
The Court has declared inadmissible two applications lodged by prisoners who had received mandatory sentences of life imprisonment for murder, and who complained that their continued imprisonment was in breach of the Convention....