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Grand Chamber judgment concerning Iceland


In the case of Guðmundur Andri Ástráðsson v. Iceland the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to a tribunal established by law.

The case concerned the applicant’s allegation that the new Icelandic Court of Appeal (Landsréttur) which had upheld his conviction for road traffic offences was not “a tribunal established by law”, on account of irregularities in the appointment of one of the judges who heard his case.

Press release

Webcast of the hearing (05/02/2020)

Country profile - Iceland



On 28 October 2020 the President of the French Republic announced a further lockdown lasting at least until 1 December 2020. While complying with all the health-related measures adopted by the host State, particularly prioritising teleworking and electronic communication, the Court will be continuing all its activities in keeping with the usual rules. Unlike during the previous lockdown, there are no plans for special adaptation of procedures or deadlines.


  • Judgment concerning the Russian Federation

    Judgment concerning the Russian Federation

    In the case of Berkman v. Russia, which concerned a public LGTBI meeting in St Petersburg and the authorities’ failure to protect the participants from aggressive counter-demonstrators, the Court has found violations of the right to freedom to liberty and security, the right to freedom of assembly and of the prohibition of discrimination.

    The Court stressed that the authorities’ duty to take steps to facilitate and protect the meeting had been all the more important in the case of the applicant, who belonged to a vulnerable minority group towards whom there had been a history of public hostility in Russia.

    Press release



  • Election of the Deputy Registrar

    Election of the Deputy Registrar

    The ECHR Judges have elected Abel Campos Deputy Registrar of the Court for a five-year term of office starting on 1 December 2020.

    Press release


Other Information

  • Swearing-in ceremony

    Swearing-in ceremony

    Marialena Tsirli, first female Registrar in the history of the Court, elected for a five-year term of office, was sworn in on 30 November 2020.




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