Chamber judgment concerning the Russian Federation

HRB Ceiling

17/10/2017

In the case of Navalnyye v. Russia the Court held that there had been a violation of Articles 7 (no punishment without law) and 6 § 1 (right to a fair trial) of the Convention. The case concerned the complaint by Aleksey Navalnyy, an opposition leader, and his brother Oleg Navalnyy, an entrepreneur, that their criminal conviction for fraud and money laundering was based on an unforeseeable application of criminal law and that the proceedings were arbitrary and unfair.

The Court considered that the domestic courts’ decisions had been arbitrary and manifestly unreasonable. That had undermined the fairness of the criminal proceedings in such a fundamental way that it had rendered other criminal procedure guarantees irrelevant.

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Official Visit

  • Visit by a delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union

    17/10/2017 
    Visit by a delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union

    A delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union, headed by its President, Koen Lenaerts, paid a working visit to the European Court of Human Rights on 16 October 2017. The visiting judges took part in roundtable discussions with members of the Court and Registry. The discussions concerned recent case-law of the two courts and recent developments within both systems. This visit takes place annually.

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  • Visit by the Minister of Justice of Armenia

    13/10/2017 
    Visit by the Minister of Justice of Armenia

    On 13 October 2017, Davit Harutyunyan, Minister of Justice of Armenia, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Armen Harutyunyan, judge elected in respect of Armenia, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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Chamber

  • Judgment concerning Italy

    12/10/2017 

    In the case of Cafagna v. Italy the Court found a violation of the right to a fair trial.

    In this case, the applicant had been convicted on the basis of a statement made by a fugitive witness.

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Grand Chamber

  • Judgment concerning Ukraine

    12/10/2017 
    Judgment concerning Ukraine

    The Court decided to join 12,143 applications to the case of Burmych and Others v. Ukraine. The cases all concern the prolonged non-enforcement of final judicial decisions and raise issues similar to those examined in the Ivanov v. Ukraine pilot judgment, which noted the existence of a structural problem.

    The Court found that these similar applications formed part and parcel of the execution procedure set out in the pilot judgment. It therefore decided to strike them out of its list of cases and transmit them to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to be dealt with in the framework of the general measures to execute the pilot judgment in question.

    Press release Press release (in Ukrainian)

    Factsheet: Pilot Judgments Country profile - Ukraine

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Hearings

  • Forthcoming hearing

    29/09/2017 

    The Court will be holding a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Denisov v. Ukraine on 18 October 2017.

    In this case the applicant complains that the proceedings for his dismissal from the post of President of the Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal were unfair and not compatible with the Convention. He also complains that his dismissal was not considered by an independent and impartial tribunal, and that his private life was substantially affected by his dismissal.

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