Hearing concerning the Russian Federation

18/04/2018

The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Z.A. and Others v. Russia.

The case concerns complaints brought by 4 individuals from Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Somalia and Syria who were travelling via Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and were denied entry into Russia. They spent between five months and nearly 2 years in the airport’s transit zone.
Press release
Webcast of the hearing
Country profile - Russia

Hearing concerning Hungary

18/04/2018

The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary.

The case concerns the detention of two Bangladeshi asylum-seekers in the border zone for 23 days as well as their removal from Hungary to Serbia.

Press release
Webcast of the hearing
Country profile - Hungary

Chamber

  • Judgment concerning Croatia

    26/04/2018 

    In the case of Čakarević v. Croatia the Court found a violation of the right to protection of property.

    It found that the fact of requiring the applicant to repay the unemployment benefit paid to her in error over an approximately three-year period had imposed an excessive individual burden on her. The Court noted in particular that the applicant had done nothing to mislead the employment bureau regarding her situation, and applied its case-law to the effect that mistakes made by the State should not be remedied at applicants’ expense.

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  • Judgment concerning Croatia

    26/04/2018 

    In the case of Hoti v. Croatia the Court found a violation of the right to respect for private life.

    The case concerned the inability of the applicant, a stateless person born in Kosovo at the time of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, to regularise his residence status in Croatia, where he had been living for almost 40 years.

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  • Judgment concerning Romania

    24/04/2018 

    In the case of Ovidiu Cristian Stoica v. Romania the Court found a violation of the right to a fair trial.

    The applicant complained of his conviction by an appeal court for disseminating obscene images (sexual intercourse between him and his former partner) without a renewed hearing of the witnesses, after he had been acquitted at first instance.

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  • Judgment concerning the Netherlands

    24/04/2018 

    In the case of Baydar v. the Netherlands the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention.

    The applicant, who was convicted in 2011 of transporting heroin and of people trafficking, complained about the Supreme Court’s refusal to refer his request for a preliminary ruling to the CJEU, and alleged that insufficient reasons had been given for that decision.

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Decisions

  • Inadmissibility decision

    26/04/2018 

    The Court declared the application in the case of Khaksar v. the United Kingdom inadmissible for non-exhaustion of domestic remedies.

    The applicant, an Afghan national resident in the United Kingdom, argued that his removal to Afghanistan would entail a violation of the Convention in view of his serious health issues.

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  • Inadmissibility decision

    23/04/2018 

    The ECHR has rejected an application from the family of Alfie Evans in the case of Evans v. the United Kingdom.

    Alfie Evans, born in May 2016, has been on ventilation in hospital after becoming seriously ill with a catastrophic and untreatable, progressive, neurodegenerative condition.

    The case concerned the family’s argument that the prevention of Alfie’s transfer from Alder Hey Hospital constituted deprivation of liberty and a violation of Article 5 (right to liberty and security).

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Grand Chamber

  • Relinquishment

    12/04/2018 

    The Chamber to which the case of Mihalache v. Romania had been allocated has relinquished jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber. The applicant in this case complains that he was convicted twice of the same offence following his arrest by the police in order to undergo a blood test to determine his blood alcohol level.

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  • Referral

    11/04/2018 

    The Court accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of the case of Strand Lobben and Others v. Norway.

    The case concerns the removal of a mother’s parental authority and the adoption of her eldest son.

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Elections

Other information

  • Rule 47: new video

    24/04/2018 
    Rule 47: new video

    The Court is launching a new video aimed at heightening awareness among Spanish applicants concerning the most common errors made in that country in completing the application form.

    The video is the first in a series aimed at countries in which recurrent errors have been identified in relation to Rule 47.

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Interim measures

  • Interim measure lifted

    19/04/2018 

    The Court decided to lift the interim measure applied in the case of D. v. France suspending the expulsion to Algeria of a Salafist imam.

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Official Visits

  • Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

    24/04/2018 
    Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

    On 24 April 2018, Nikola Dimitrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of 'the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia', visited the Court and was received by President Raimondi. Jovan Ilievski, judge elected in respect of 'the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia', and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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