Grand Chamber hearing concerning Norway
Judgment concerning the Russian Federation16/10/2018
In the case of Barkanov v. Russia the Court found a violation of the right to protection of property.
The applicant complained in particular that he had been prevented from using his helicopter for 9 years....
Judgment concerning Romania16/10/2018
In the case of Lingurar and Others v. Romania, the Court found several violations of the Convention in connection with a 2005 police operation at a Roma encampment.
The Court held that the use of force against Augustin Lingurar and Trandafir Lăcătuş, both of Roma ethnicity, had been excessive and unjustified in the circumstances and that the authorities had not carried out an effective investigation into their allegations of ill-treatment.
In addition, without accepting that the police officers’ conduct during the operation had been racially motivated, the Court found that the authorities’ investigation into the applicants’ allegations of racism had not been sufficiently thorough....
Judgment concerning Hungary16/10/2018
In the case of Könyv-Tár Kft and Others v. Hungary the Court found a violation of the applicant companies’ property rights.
In this case the applicant companies, schoolbook distributors, complained of the loss of their business as a result of new legislation giving responsibility for the purchase and distribution of schoolbooks to a single State-owned entity. The Court observed that, in practice, the reform had resulted in a monopoly in the market for the distribution of schoolbooks and had deprived the applicant companies of their school clientele....
In the case of Thiam v. France, the Court has found no violation of the Convention.
The Court held that the civil-party intervention by Nicolas Sarkozy, then President of France, in criminal proceedings against the applicant for forgery, uttering forged documents, and fraud, had not created an imbalance in the parties’ rights or in the administration of justice....
The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of S., V. and A. v. Denmark on 22 October 2018.
The applicants are 3 Danish nationals. While they were in Copenhagen to watch a football match between Denmark and Sweden in October 2009, they were arrested by the police for the purpose of preventing hooligan violence. The applicants complain that their detention was unlawful.
Webcast of the hearing (17/01/2018)...
Election of judges10/10/2018
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has elected Darian Pavli as judge to the Court in respect of Albania and Arnfinn Bårdsen as judge to the Court in respect of Norway....