Chamber judgment concerning Turkey

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12/03/2019

In in the case of Ali Gürbüz v. Turkey the Court held that there had been a violation of freedom of expression. 

The case concerned 7 sets of criminal proceedings brought against the applicant for publishing, in his daily newspaper Ülkede Özgür Gündem, statements by the leaders of organisations characterized as terrorist under Turkish law.  

The Court found that criminal proceedings had been systematically opened, regardless of the actual content of the articles. It explained that enforcement measures automatically taken against media professionals, without considering their intentions or the public’s right to be informed of other views on a conflict situation, could not be reconciled with the freedom to receive or impart information or ideas.

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Chamber

  • Judgment concerning the Russian Federation

    19/03/2019 

    In the case of E.B. v. Romania, the Court found that the applicant’s accusations of rape had not been properly investigated and that she had been deprived of procedural safeguards. It thus found a violation of Articles 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) and 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the Convention.

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  • Judgment concerning Latvia

    14/03/2019 

    In the case of Kangers v. Latvia the Court found a violation of the right to be presumed innocent.

    The applicant complained of being found guilty of a repeat offence of driving while disqualified, when his appeal against an initial conviction for the same offence was still pending.

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Official Visit

  • Visit by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway to the ECHR

    18/03/2019 
    Visit by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway to the ECHR

    His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Norway paid an official visit to the European Court of Human Rights on 18 March 2019. After paying tribute to the Court’s former President Rolv Rysdal (Norwegian), he had a meeting with the judges, then addressed an audience of dignitaries from judicial, political and diplomatic circles.

    Webcast of the solemn hearing

    Speech by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

    Speech by President Guido Raimondi

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  • Visit to Romania

    13/03/2019 
    Visit to Romania

    From 7 to 8 March 2019, President Guido Raimondi paid an official visit to Romania on the invitation of Cristina Tarcea, Chief Justice of the High Court of Cassation and Justice, and Augustin Lazăr, General Prosecutor. On that occasion, he was received by Vasilica-Viorica Dăncilă, Prime Minister. During this visit, he also met Judges of the High Court of Cassation and Justice with their Chief Justice, Cristina Tarcea, the President of the Constitutional Court, Valer Dorneanu, and Senior Public Prosecutors in the presence of the General Prosecutor, Augustin Lazăr. President Raimondi was accompanied by Iulia Antoanella Motoc, judge elected in respect of Romania, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar.

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Grand Chamber

  • Referral to the Grand Chamber

    19/03/2019 

    On 18 March 2019 the Court accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of the case of Selahattin Demirtaş v. Turkey (no. 2).

    The case concerns the applicant’s arrest and pre-trial detention. Currently detained in Edirne, at the time of the events he was one of the co-chairs of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a left-wing pro-Kurdish political party, and a member of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

    The Court also decided to reject requests to refer 14 other cases.

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    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber

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Decision

  • Inadmissibility decision

    14/03/2019 

    The Court has declared inadmissible the application in the case of Campion v. France.

    The applicant, a French national and a fairground-attraction owner by profession, complained of his conviction for making defamatory comments to the weekly magazine VSD against the economist and politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

    The Court found that the applicant had not had a sufficient factual basis for asserting publicly that Mr Strauss-Kahn had committed acts capable of constituting bribery or trading in influence.

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Visit by H.R.H. Crown Prince of Norway

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