Grand Chamber hearing concerning Germany
The Court held a hearing in the case of Hanan v. Germany.
The case concerns an investigation into a NATO airstrike in the Kunduz region in Afghanistan in September 2009. The applicant’s sons, aged 12 and 8, as well as other civilians, were killed in the bombing raids, which had been ordered by a member of the German armed forces operating in the region.
Judgment concerning the Russian Federation25/02/2020
In the case of Y.I. v. Russia the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for family life.
The case concerned the applicant’s complaint about being deprived of her parental authority in respect of her three children because she was a drug addict. Drug addiction is a ground for removing
parental authority under the Russian Family Code, and entailed her losing all contact rights....
Judgment concerning Portugal25/02/2020
In the case of Paixão Moreira Sá Fernandes v. Portugal the Court has found a number of violations of the right to a fair hearing.
Ricardo Paixão Moreira Sá Fernandes, a lawyer, had been fined for secretly recording a conversation with a businessman offering him money to ensure that his brother, a city councillor, would drop his opposition to the man’s desired contract with Lisbon city council.
The Court noted that the applicant had been acquitted at first instance but convicted on appeal following an unfair trial....
Bonavero Human Rights Lecture24/02/2020
On 20 February 2020, Judge Robert Spano, the Vice President of the European Court of Human Rights, delivered a lecture entitled The Democratic Virtues of Human Rights: A Response to Lord Sumption's Reith Lectures at the Inaugural Annual Bonavero Human Rights Lecture that took place at the Old Hall, Lincoln's Inn in London....
Referral to the Grand Chamber25/02/2020
Conference on Women's Human Rights17/02/2020