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Grand Chamber hearing concerning Turkey

18/09/2019

 

The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Selahattin Demirtaş v. Turkey (no. 2) on 18 September 2019.

The case concerns the arrest and pre-trial detention of the applicant, who at the time of the events was one of the co-chairs of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a left-wing pro-Kurdish political party. 

Press release

Webcast of the hearing

Country profile - Turkey

Chamber

  • Judgment concerning Turkey

    17/09/2019 

    In the case of Akdağ v. Turkey the Court found a violation of the right to a fair trial/access to a lawyer.

    The case concerned access to a lawyer in police custody. The applicant alleged that she had confessed to being a member of an illegal organisation after being threatened and ill-treated by the police, without access to a lawyer.

    Press release

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  • Judgment concerning the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation

    17/09/2019 

    In the case of Iovcev and Others v. the Republic of Moldova and Russia, the Court found several violations of the Convention by the Russian Federation and no violation of the Convention in respect of the Republic of Moldova.

    The case concerned complaints about pressure that had been brought to bear in 2013-14 by the authorities of the self-proclaimed “Moldavian Republic of Transdniestria” (the “MRT”), on four Romanian/Moldovan-speaking schools in that Region which used the Latin alphabet.

    Press release

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Hearings

  • Forthcoming hearing

    18/09/2019 
    Forthcoming hearing

    The Court will be holding a hearing in the case of Muhammad and Muhammad v. Romania on 25 September 2019.

    The case concerns a procedure to remove two Pakistani nationals from Romania after they had been declared undesirable.

    Press release

    Calendar of hearings

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  • Grand Chamber hearing concerning an inter-State case

    11/09/2019 
    Grand Chamber hearing concerning an inter-State case

    The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Ukraine v. Russia (re Crimea) on 11 September 2019.

    The case concerns Ukraine’s allegations of violations of the European Convention on Human Rights by the Russian Federation in Crimea.

    Press release

    Webcast of the hearing

    Questions and Answers on Inter-State applications

    Inter-State applications

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Official Visit

  • Conference of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of the Council of Europe Member States in Paris

    16/09/2019 
    Conference of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of the Council of Europe Member States in Paris

    On 12 and 13 September 2019, President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos was in Paris to participate to the Conference of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of the Council of Europe Member States. At this occasion he delivered a speech at the Court of Cassation. He was accompanied by Angelika Nußberger, Vice-President and Judge elected in respect of Germany, Robert Spano, Vice-President and Judge elected in respect of Iceland, André Potocki, Judge elected in respect of France, Roderick Liddell, Registrar, and Patrick Titiun, Head of the Office of the President.

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  • Meeting with the President of the French Republic

    13/09/2019 
    Meeting with the President of the French Republic

    On 12 September 2019, President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos was received by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic at the Elysée Palace. André Potocki, the judge elected in respect of France, Roderick Liddell, Registrar, and Patrick Titiun, Head of the Office of the President, also attended the meeting.

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Communication

  • Communication concerning Poland

    17/09/2019 

    The Court has given notice to the Government of Poland of the applications in the cases of Broda v. Poland and Bojara v. Poland, asking them to submit their observations after the non-contentious phase.

    The case concerned the recent changes to the Polish judiciary, which had the effect of entailing the premature discontinuance of the 6-year terms of office of two judges who had been appointed as vice-presidents of Kielce Regional Court.

    Press release

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Visits - Elysée palace and Court of Cassation

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