Grand Chamber judgment concerning Switzerland
In the case of Naït-Liman v. Switzerland, the Court has held that there was no violation of the Convention.
The applicant, a Tunisian national who has acquired Swiss citizenship, alleged that he had been subjected to acts of torture in Tunisia. He complained about the refusal by the Swiss courts to examine his compensation claim against Tunisia and against the Tunisian Minister of the Interior at the relevant time, whom he considered responsible for the torture suffered by him.
Webcast of the hearing (14/06/2017)
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Slovenia14/03/2018
The Court has held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Lekić v. Slovenia.
The applicant was an associate, employee and then managing director of a company which, having no liquid assets, became insolvent. It was struck off the court register of companies in 2001, but that decision could not be served on the company, since it no longer had an office at its registered address; or elsewhere. In 2010 part of the applicant’s monthly salary payments were seized to pay off a debt incurred by the company.
Before the Court, the applicant complained about the company’s striking-off and the fact that he had been held liable for its debts....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Portugal07/03/2018
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Fernandes de Oliveira v. Portugal.
In this case the applicant complains that her son, who suffered from mental disorders, committed suicide at the age of 36 years as a result of a psychiatric hospital’s negligence in supervising him....
Hearings in March 201828/02/2018
The Court will be holding 3 hearings in March 2018.
In the case of Fernandes de Oliveira v. Portugal the applicant complains that her adult son, who suffered from mental disorders, committed suicide as a result of a psychiatric hospital’s negligence in supervising him. In the case of Lekić v. Slovenia the applicant complains that a company of which he was managing director was struck off a court register and that he was subsequently held liable for the company’s debts. The case of Güzelyurtlu and Others v. Cyprus and Turkey concerns the death of the applicants’ relatives, who were shot dead in 2005 in Cyprus in the area of the island controlled by the Cypriot authorities....
Visit to the General Court of the European Union16/03/2018
On 12 March 2018, President Guido Raimondi went to the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg for a working meeting. He was accompanied by Judges and members of the Registry....
Meeting with the Minister of Justice of Belgium14/03/2018
On 13 March 2018, President Guido Raimondi met Koen Geens, Minister of Justice of Belgium. Paul Lemmens, judge elected in respect of Belgium, and Françoise Elens-Passos, Deputy Registrar, also attended the meeting....
The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the cases of Radomilja and Others v. Croatia and Jakeljić v. Croatia on 20 March 2018.
The cases concern domestic court decisions refusing to recognise claims of acquisition of land by adverse possession....
Judgment concerning Spain13/03/2018
The Court has found a violation of the right to freedom of expression in the case of Stern Taulats and Roura Capellera v. Spain.
The applicants, both Spanish nationals, complained about their criminal conviction for insult to the Crown, for having setting fire in public to a photograph of the royal couple during the King’s official visit to Girona in 2007.
The Court noted that the act in question had not constituted incitement to hatred or violence. It held that the applicants’ act was one of those provocative “events” which were increasingly being used to attract media attention and which went no further than the use of a certain permissible degree of provocation in order to transmit a critical message in the framework of freedom of expression....