Chamber judgment concerning Turkey

Human Rights Building

28/06/2016

In the case of Halime Kılıç v. Turkey, the Court found a violation of the right to life and the prohibition of discrimination.

The case concerned the death of the applicant’s daughter, a victim of domestic violence, who was killed by her husband in spite of four criminal complaints, three protection orders and injunctions.

The Court found it unacceptable that the applicant’s daughter had been left powerless and without protection against her husband’s violence. It took the view that by ignoring the repeated acts of violence and death threats against the victim, the authorities had created a climate that was conducive to such violence.

Press release Factsheet: Domestic violence Factsheet: Violence against Women

Grand Chamber

  • Forthcoming judgment

    28/06/2016 

    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Buzadji v. the Republic of Moldova on 5 July 2016.

    The case concerns the complaint by a businessman about his arrest and detention pending trial on charges of defrauding a State company.

    Press release

    Webcast of the hearing

    Country profile - Republic of Moldova

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  • Forthcoming judgment

    28/06/2016 

    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Jeronovičs v. Latvia on 5 July 2016.

    The case concerns the Latvian authorities’ refusal to reopen the criminal proceedings relating to the applicant’s ill-treatment, following a unilateral declaration in which the Government had acknowledged, among other breaches, a violation of Article 3 of the Convention.

    Press release

    Webcast of the hearing

    Country profile - Latvia

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  • Judgment concerning Hungary

    23/06/2016 
    Judgment concerning Hungary

    In the case of Baka v. Hungary, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right of access to a court and freedom of expression.

    The case concerned the premature termination of the mandate of the applicant, President of the Hungarian Supreme Court, following his criticism of legislative reforms and the fact that he was unable to challenge that decision before a court.

    Delivery of the judgment

    Press release

    Webcast of the hearing (17/06/2015)

    Country profile - Hungary

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  • Judgment concerning Switzerland

    21/06/2016 
    Judgment concerning Switzerland

    In the case of Al-Dulimi and Montana Management Inc. v. Switzerland, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to a fair hearing.

    The case concerned the freezing of the assets in Switzerland of Mr Al-Dulimi and the company Montana Management Inc. pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1483 (2003), which provided for sanctions against the former Iraqi regime.

    The Court found that none of the provisions of Resolution 1483 (2003) expressly prohibited the Swiss courts from verifying, to ensure respect for human rights, the measures taken at national level to implement the Security Council’s decisions. In the Court’s view, before taking those measures the Swiss authorities had a duty to ensure that the listings were not arbitrary.

    Delivery of the judgment Press release Webcast of the hearing (10/12/2014) Country profile - Switzerland

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Chamber

  • Judgment concerning Italy

    23/06/2016 

    In the case of Brambilla and Others v. Italy, the Court held that there had been no violation of freedom of expression.

    The case concerned the conviction of three journalists who intercepted radio communications between carabinieri in order to arrive quickly at crime scenes and report on them for a local newspaper.

    Press release

    Factsheet: New technologies

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  • Judgment concerning the Russian Federation

    21/06/2016 

    In the case of Oleynik v. Russia (application no. 23559/07), the Court found that there had been a number of violations of the Convention.

    It held that the applicant, a police officer suspected of attempting to extort a sum of money, had been held in unacknowledged detention and ill-treated, and that his telephone had been tapped in conditions which failed to provide adequate safeguards against possible abuse.

    Press release

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  • Judgment concerning Portugal

    21/06/2016 

    In the cases of Ramos Nunes de Carvalho E Sá v. Portugal and Tato Marinho Dos Santos Costa Alves Dos Santos and Figueiredo v. Portugal the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to a fair hearing.

    The case concerned disciplinary proceedings brought against three judges, resulting in the imposition of disciplinary penalties by the High Council of the Judiciary, and the review carried out by the Supreme Court of Justice as an appeal court.

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Official Visits

  • Visit by the Prime Minister of Greece

    22/06/2016 
    Visit by the Prime Minister of Greece

    On 22 June 2016, Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, judge elected in respect of Greece, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Prime Minister of Estonia

    22/06/2016 
    Visit by the Prime Minister of Estonia

    On 22 June 2016, Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Julia Laffranque, judge elected in respect of Estonia, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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