Chamber judgment concerning the Russian Federation
In the case of Zhdanov and Others v. Russia the Court has declared inadmissible the application by one of the 4 applicants, Nikolay Alekseyev, an LGBT activist who is known for his insulting and threatening comments on social media about the ECHR and its judges.
With regard to the other applicants, the Court has found a violation of the right to freedom of association and of the ban on discrimination, in view of the Russian authorities’ refusal to register organisations set up to promote and protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons (LGBT) in Russia.
Factsheet: Sexual Orientation (in Russian)
Grand Chamber hearing concerning the United Kingdom10/07/2019
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom on 10 July 2019.
The case of concerns complaints by journalists, individuals and rights organisations about three different surveillance regimes: the bulk interception of communications; intelligence sharing with foreign governments; and the obtaining of communications data from communications service providers....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Sweden10/07/2019
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Centrum för rättvisa v. Sweden on 10 July 2019.
The case concerns a complaint brought by a non-profit foundation about legislation permitting the bulk interception of electronic signals in Sweden for foreign intelligence purposes....
Communication concerning Poland17/07/2019
The Court has communicated the case of Grzęda v. Poland to the Polish Government. It concerns judicial reform in Poland, which resulted in the early termination of the applicant’s mandate as an elected member of the National Council of the Judiciary....
Country profiles containing data and information, broken down by individual State, on significant cases considered by the Court or currently pending before it, have been updated on 1 July 2019.
There is one country file for each Council of Europe member State....
Judgment concerning Azerbaijan11/07/2019
In the case of Abdalov and Others v. Azerbaijan, the Court found in particular that there had been a violation of the right to free elections.
It found that the 3 applicants’ candidatures to stand in the 2010 parliamentary elections had been registered so late that they did not have a reasonable time within which to campaign effectively, that situation being the result of shortcomings in the candidate registration procedures and attributable to the domestic authorities and courts.
The Court also observed that the seizure of files relating to their ECHR application, from their lawyer’s office, had breached their right of individual petition....