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Grand Chamber judgment concerning Hungary

20/01/2020

In the case of Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt v. Hungary the Court found a violation of the right to freedom of expression on account of the lack of precision of the law applied in order to impose a fine on the applicant party.

The applicant, the political party Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt (the Hungarian Two-tailed Dog Party), complained of being fined for making a mobile phone application available to voters enabling them to post and share photographs of spoiled ballots papers during the 2016 referendum on European Union plans for the relocation of migrants.

Press release Delivery of the judgment

Webcast of the hearing (21/11/2018)

Country profile - Hungary

Chamber

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    In the case of Strazimiri v. Albania the Court held that there had been several violations of the Convention and it considered that Albania should take measures as soon as possible to provide appropriate living conditions and adequate health care to mentally ill persons who were subject to deprivation of liberty because of the courts ordering their compulsory medical treatment.

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Grande Chambre

  • Referral requests

    21/01/2020 
    Referral requests

    On 27 January 2020 a panel of 5 judges will examine five Grand Chamber referral requests.

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Official Visit

  • Visit by the Secretary General, Ministry of Justice of Greece

    21/01/2020 

    On 21 January 2020, Panayiotis Alexandris, Secretary General, Ministry of Justice of Greece, visited the Court and was received by President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos. Marialena Tsirli, Deputy Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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Hearings

  • Grand Chamber hearing concerning Bulgaria

    15/01/2020 
    Grand Chamber hearing concerning Bulgaria

    The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of X and Others v. Bulgaria.

    The case concerns allegations of the sexual abuse of three children in an orphanage in Bulgaria before their adoption by an Italian couple in June 2012.

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    Webcast of the hearing

    Country profile - Bulgaria

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Other information

  • New edition of the Rules of Court

    16/01/2020 
    New edition of the Rules of Court

    A new edition of the Rules of Court has been published.

    Rules of Court

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