Grand Chamber judgment concerning Spain
In the case of N.D. and N.T. v. Spain the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention.
The case concerned the immediate return to Morocco of two nationals of Mali and Côte d’Ivoire who in August 2014 attempted to enter Spanish territory in an unauthorised manner by climbing the fences surrounding the Spanish enclave of Melilla on the North African coast.
Webcast of the hearing (26/09/2018)
Judgment concerning Azerbaijan13/02/2020
In the case of Ibrahimov and Mammadov v. Azerbaijan, the Court has found several violations of the Convention. It held that the events in the applicants’ case corresponded to a pattern it had already identified in previous cases concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention of government critics, civil-society activists and human-rights defenders, who had been subjected to retaliatory prosecutions and misuse of the criminal law.
The applicants, both members of the NIDA movement, an opposition-oriented organisation, were arrested in May 2016 after painting political graffiti on a statue of the former president of Azerbaijan. Arrested and prosecuted for drug trafficking, they were subjected to ill-treatment by the police. In particular, the Court found that there had not been sufficient reasonable suspicion to justify their arrest, which, together with their continued pre-trial detention, had been arbitrary....
Judgment concerning France13/02/2020
In the case of Sanofi Pasteur v. France, the Court has found a violation of the right to a fair hearing on account of the failure to provide reasons for the decision to refuse the applicant company’s request to have questions referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling.
The case concerned the company Sanofi Pasteur’s liability to an individual, a trainee nurse who was vaccinated against hepatitis B and subsequently contracted various illnesses, including multiple sclerosis, and the court order against the applicant company to pay damages....
Judgment concerning the United Kingdom13/02/2020
In the case of Gaughran v. the United Kingdom the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private life.
The case concerned a complaint about the indefinite retention of personal data (DNA profile, fingerprints and photograph) of the applicant who had a spent conviction for driving with excess alcohol in Northern Ireland....
Country profiles containing data and information, broken down by individual State, on significant cases considered by the Court or currently pending before it, were updated on 14 February 2020.
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Conference on Women's Human Rights17/02/2020