Communication of a case concerning Poland20/05/2020
The ECHR decided to communicate to the Government of Poland the application in the case of Żurek v. Poland.
The case concerns the premature termination of a judge’s mandate as a member of the National Council of the Judiciary, his dismissal as spokesperson for that organ, and the alleged campaign to silence him....
Judgment concerning Croatia14/05/2020
In the case of Mraović v. Croatia the Court found that there had been no violation of the right to a fair trial.
The applicant complained to the Court that his trial for rape had been held in private. The grounds on which the Croatian courts had based their decision not to hold a public hearing, namely the protection of the victim’s private life, were found by the Court to be reasonable....
Facts and Figures by State15/05/2020
To mark the Greek Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Court has produced a new publication: The ECHR and Greece in Facts and Figures. It is part of a series which provides a global overview of the Court’s work and the extent to which its judgments have an impact in each member State....
The Court has found that the application in the case of Astruc v. France is manifestly ill-founded and has declared it inadmissible.
Cyril Astruc, who is currently on the run, was convicted in 2019 and sentenced to ten years' imprisonment in a case concerning carbon-tax fraud. While in pre-trial detention in Fresnes Prison, he was placed in solitary confinement to enable the authorities to clarify how he was procuring unauthorised items while in prison and to prevent this from continuing.
The Court held that the applicant had been placed in partial and relative solitary confinement, a measure that had been justified by security reasons and was compatible with his state of health, and that he had enjoyed the necessary procedural safeguards to prevent any arbitrariness in the procedure....