Grand Chamber hearing concerning Finland


The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Satakunnan Markkinapörssi Oy and Satamedia Oy v. Finland.

The case concerns the ban on two publishing companies’ processing of taxation data.

Press release

Webcast of the hearing

Factsheet: Taxation

Country profile - Finland

Grand Chamber

  • Relinquishment of jurisdiction


    The Chamber to which the case of Correia de Matos v. Portugal had been assigned relinquished jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber.

    The case concerns the criminal proceedings brought against the applicant, a lawyer, for insulting a judge, and the fact that he was not permitted to conduct his own defence in those proceedings because the Portuguese courts required him to be represented by a lawyer.

    Press release

  • Judgment concerning Germany


    The Court decided to strike out the case of Khan v. Germany, on the basis of the German Government’s assurance that the applicant would not be deported under the order against which the application had been lodged. Ms Kahn, a Pakistani national who had committed manslaughter in Germany while in a state of mental incapacity, had submitted that her deportation to Pakistan would breach the Convention.

    Press release

  • Referral


    The Court has accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of the case of Garib v. the Netherlands.

    In this case the applicant, a woman living on social welfare, complains about residential restrictions in a district of Rotterdam as a result of which she was unable to freely choose her place of residence.

    Press release

    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber



  • Inadmissibility decision


    The Court declared the application in the case of Mustafić-Mujić and Others v. the Netherlands inadmissible.

    The case concerned the responsibility of Dutch UN peacekeepers for their conduct at Srebrenica.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Armed conflicts



  • Judgment concerning the Russian Fedration


    In the case of Karelin v. Russia, the Court found a violation of the right to a fair trial on account of the absence of a prosecuting party in the proceedings brought against the applicant for an administrative offence.

    The Court held that the Russian government had to secure a mechanism which provided sufficient safeguards for ensuring the impartiality of the courts dealing with such cases by introducing a prosecuting authority for oral hearings or by other appropriate means.

    Press release


Official Visits

  • Visit of the President of the Senate of Italy


    On 16 September 2016, Pietro Grasso, President of the Senate of Italy, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. During the visit, he also met András Sajó, Vice-President, Judge elected in respect of Hungary, Ledi Bianku, Judge elected in respect of Albania, Kristina Pardalos, Judge elected in respect of San Marino and Vincent De Gaetano, Judge elected in respect of Malta, and members of the Registry.