Grand Chamber hearing concerning Romania

30/11/2016

The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania.

The case concerns the applicant’s dismissal by a private company for having used the company’s Internet for personal purposes during working hours, in breach of internal regulations.

Press release

Webcast of the hearing

Factsheet: Protection of personal data Factsheet: New technologies

Factsheet: Work-related rights Factsheet: Surveillance at workplace

Country profile - Romania

Grand Chamber

Other information

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    Meeting with NGOs and applicants' representatives

    On 2 December 2016, NGOs and applicants' representatives attended a meeting at the Court.

    President Guido Raimondi gave the opening address. Its purpose was mainly to discuss procedural and technical issues which arise for organisations representing applicants before the Court.

    Speech by President Guido Raimondi

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  • Translations of case-law

    02/12/2016 

    To make its case-law more accessible, the Court publishes translations of its judgments, decisions and summaries in the HUDOC database. To date, some 20,000 translations in more than 30 languages have been made available on line. They emanate from governments, NGOs, associations, bar councils and academic institutions, as well as those obtained with the support of the Human Rights Trust Fund.

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  • Electronic formats

    30/11/2016 

    Information Notes (provisional versions) and the Overview of the Case-law are now available in EPUB and MOBI formats for easy reading on smartphones and tablets.

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Chamber

  • Judgment concerning Bulgaria

    08/12/2016 

    In the case of L.D. and P.K. v. Bulgaria the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private and family life.

    The case concerned the inability for the applicants, who claimed to be the biological fathers of children born out of wedlock, to challenge declarations of paternity by other men and to have their own paternity established.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Parental Rights

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Official Visits

  • Visit by the Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan

    08/12/2016 
    Visit by the Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan

    On 8 December 2016, Fikrat Mammadov, Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Director of the French national training college for judicial office (ENM)

    08/12/2016 
    Visit by the Director of the French national training college for judicial office (ENM)

    On 8 December 2016, Olivier Leurent, Director of the ENM, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. André Potocki, judge elected in respect of France also took part in the meeting.

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Decisions

  • Inadmissibility decision

    08/12/2016 

    After noting that the applicant had not brought proceedings before the Turkish courts before lodging his application, the Court declared the case of Zihni v. Turkey inadmissible for failure to exhaust domestic remedies.

    The case concerned the dismissal of a teacher by an emergency legislative decree, issued by the Council of Ministers after the failed coup d’état of 15 July 2016.

    Press release

    Press release (in Turkish)

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  • Inadmissibility decision

    08/12/2016 

    The Court has declared inadmissible the application in the case of Colonna v. France.

    The applicant is currently serving a sentence of life imprisonment for the assassination of Prefect Erignac. He alleged that remarks made by various public figures had breached his right to be presumed innocent.

    Press release

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Forthcoming Judgments & Decisions

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