Grand Chamber judgment concerning the Russian Federation
In the case of Navalnyy v. Russia, the Court found several violations of the Convention.
The applicant, Aleksey Navalnyy, is a political activist, opposition leader, anti-corruption campaigner and blogger. The case concerned his arrest on seven occasions in 2012 and 2014 at different public gatherings, and the subsequent proceedings against him for administrative offences.
The Court held, in particular, that some of the arrests had actually aimed at suppressing political pluralism. Furthermore, it invited the Russian Federation to take steps to guarantee the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.
Judgment concerning Bulgaria15/11/2018
In the case of Togrul v. Bulgaria the Court held that there has been a violation of the protection of property.
The case concerned the confiscation by the Bulgarian authorities of a sum of 199,400 euros which the applicant had not declared to Bulgarian customs, and the retention of a sum of 9,100 euros....
Judgment concerning Ukraine13/11/2018
In the case of Zhang v. Ukraine, the Court found a violation of the right to a fair trial.
The applicant is a Chinese national who was convicted of murder in Ukraine following the fatal stabbing of a Ukrainian man in a fight in Kharkiv in 2009. He argued that his conviction had been based exclusively on controversial, inconsistent and speculative statements by the victim’s friends....
Chamber hearing concerning Turkey13/11/2018
The Court held a Chamber hearing in the cases of Elçi v. Turkey, Ahmet Tunç and Others v. Turkey and Tunç and Yerbasan v. Turkey.
These applications concern alleged rights violations which took place during curfews which were imposed in 2015 and 2016 by local governors in parts of southeast Turkey during fighting between Government forces and members of illegal armed organisations....
Hearings in November31/10/2018
In November 2018 the Court will be holding hearings in cases concerning Turkey, Hungary and Spain.
The cases of Elçi v. Turkey, Ahmet Tunç and Others v. Turkey and Tunç and Yerbasan v. Turkey relate to events that took place during curfews imposed in Turkey since August 2015.
In the case of Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt v. Hungary the applicant, a political party, complains of being fined for making a mobile telephone application available to voters allowing them to post and share photographs of invalid ballot papers during the 2016 referendum on the European Union’s migrant relocation plans.
The case of López Ribalda and Others v. Spain concerns the covert video surveillance in the workplace of employees of a Spanish supermarket chain, following suspected thefts....
Film about the Court: 34 language versions07/11/2018
The film, which explains the workings of the Court, describes the challenges faced by it and shows the scope of its activity through examples from the case-law, is now available in 34 official languages of the Council of Europe member States....
Seminar at the ECHR13/11/2018
A seminar organised jointly by the Court and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the subject of adjudicating large-scale human rights violations was held at the Court on 9 November 2018.
Three panels addressed the topics of fact-finding and cooperation with respondent Governments, enforced disappearances, and international humanitarian law....
Judgment concerning Belgium09/11/2018
In the case of Beuze v. Belgium the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to a fair trial.
The applicant is serving a sentence of life imprisonment for premeditated murder. Before the ECHRhe complains that he was not allowed to exercise his right to legal assistance at the initial stage of the criminal proceedings against him.
Webcast of the hearing (20/12/2017)...
The Court has declared inadmissible the application in the case of Seražin v. Croatia.
In this case, the applicant complained that he had been prosecuted and convicted twice for causing disorder at a football match in 2012, first in minor offence proceedings and then in proceedings banning him from attending sports events....
Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland14/11/2018
On 14 November 2018, Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Krzysztof Wojtyczek, the judge elected in respect of Poland, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic14/11/2018
On 12 November 2018, Tomáš Petříček, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Aleš Pejchal, the judge elected in respect of the Czech Republic, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting....