Hearing concerning the Russian Federation
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Z.A. and Others v. Russia.
The case concerns complaints brought by 4 individuals from Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Somalia and Syria who were travelling via Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and were denied entry into Russia. They spent between five months and nearly 2 years in the airport’s transit zone.
Webcast of the hearing
Country profile - Russia
Hearing concerning Hungary
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary.
The case concerns the detention of two Bangladeshi asylum-seekers in the border zone for 23 days as well as their removal from Hungary to Serbia.
Judgment concerning Croatia26/04/2018
In the case of Čakarević v. Croatia the Court found a violation of the right to protection of property.
It found that the fact of requiring the applicant to repay the unemployment benefit paid to her in error over an approximately three-year period had imposed an excessive individual burden on her. The Court noted in particular that the applicant had done nothing to mislead the employment bureau regarding her situation, and applied its case-law to the effect that mistakes made by the State should not be remedied at applicants’ expense....
Judgment concerning Croatia26/04/2018
In the case of Hoti v. Croatia the Court found a violation of the right to respect for private life.
The case concerned the inability of the applicant, a stateless person born in Kosovo at the time of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, to regularise his residence status in Croatia, where he had been living for almost 40 years....
Judgment concerning Romania24/04/2018
In the case of Ovidiu Cristian Stoica v. Romania the Court found a violation of the right to a fair trial.
The applicant complained of his conviction by an appeal court for disseminating obscene images (sexual intercourse between him and his former partner) without a renewed hearing of the witnesses, after he had been acquitted at first instance....
Judgment concerning the Netherlands24/04/2018
In the case of Baydar v. the Netherlands the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention.
The applicant, who was convicted in 2011 of transporting heroin and of people trafficking, complained about the Supreme Court’s refusal to refer his request for a preliminary ruling to the CJEU, and alleged that insufficient reasons had been given for that decision....
The Court declared the application in the case of Khaksar v. the United Kingdom inadmissible for non-exhaustion of domestic remedies.
The applicant, an Afghan national resident in the United Kingdom, argued that his removal to Afghanistan would entail a violation of the Convention in view of his serious health issues....
The ECHR has rejected an application from the family of Alfie Evans in the case of Evans v. the United Kingdom.
Alfie Evans, born in May 2016, has been on ventilation in hospital after becoming seriously ill with a catastrophic and untreatable, progressive, neurodegenerative condition.
The case concerned the family’s argument that the prevention of Alfie’s transfer from Alder Hey Hospital constituted deprivation of liberty and a violation of Article 5 (right to liberty and security)....
The Chamber to which the case of Mihalache v. Romania had been allocated has relinquished jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber. The applicant in this case complains that he was convicted twice of the same offence following his arrest by the police in order to undergo a blood test to determine his blood alcohol level....
Rule 47: new video24/04/2018
The Court is launching a new video aimed at heightening awareness among Spanish applicants concerning the most common errors made in that country in completing the application form.
The video is the first in a series aimed at countries in which recurrent errors have been identified in relation to Rule 47....
Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"24/04/2018
On 24 April 2018, Nikola Dimitrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of 'the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia', visited the Court and was received by President Raimondi. Jovan Ilievski, judge elected in respect of 'the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia', and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting....