Chamber judgment concerning Italy and Greece
In the case of Sharifi and Others v. Italy and Greece, the Court held that there had been several violations of the Convention on account of collective expulsion by the Italian authorities of Afghan migrants, who were then deprived of access to the asylum procedure in Greece.
The Court held, in particular, that it shared the concerns of several observers with regard to the automatic return, implemented by the Italian border authorities in the ports of the Adriatic Sea, of persons who, in the majority of cases, were handed over to ferry captains with a view to being removed to Greece, thus depriving them of any procedural and substantive rights.
Judgment concerning Romania21/10/2014
In the case of Naidin v. Romania, the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention.
The case concerned the barring of a one-time informer of the Romanian political police from employment in the public service. The Court took note of the decision of the Constitutional Court according to which the barring of former collaborators of the political police from public-service employment was justified by the loyalty expected from all civil servants towards the democratic regime....
Judgment concerning Greece09/10/2014
In the case of Xynos v. Greece, the Court found that the remedy introduced following the Michelioudakis v. Greece and Glykantzi v. Greece pilot judgments, concerning the excessive length of civil and criminal proceedings, could be regarded as effective and accessible....
Visit by a delegation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights21/10/2014
From 20 to 23 October 2014, a delegation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights is visiting the Court, headed by its President, Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto. On 20 and 21 October the visiting judges took part in roundtable discussions with Judges of the Court, members of the Registry and members of the Venice Commission. The delegation will also meet the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and members of the Secretariat of the PACE, members of the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the Court and of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment....
Visit by the President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands21/10/2014
On 21 October 2014, Geert Corstens, President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, and Maarten Feteris, Vice-President, visited the Court and were received by President Spielmann. Johannes Silvis, judge elected in respect of the Netherlands, and Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova21/10/2014
On 16 October 2014, Valeriu Chiveri, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, visited the Court and was received by Vice-President Casadevall. Valeriu Griţco, judge elected in respect of the Republic of Moldova, and Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Conference on Social Charter20/10/2014
The Court’s Vice-President, Guido Raimondi, took part in a high-level conference on the European Social Charter, on 17 and 18 October 2014 in Turin....
Referral to the Grand Chamber14/10/2014
The case of Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France has been referred to the Grand Chamber. The case concerns the judgment against the weekly magazine Paris-Match for publishing information on the private life of Prince Albert of Monaco....
Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation14/10/2014
The Court held a Chamber hearing in the case of Tagayeva and Others v. Russia.
The case concerns the terrorist attack on a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, and the ensuing hostage-taking, siege and storming of the school, which resulted in the deaths of over 330 civilians, including over 180 children....