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Chamber judgment concerning Turkey

Roof of the European Court of Human Rights



In the case of Alparslan Altan v. Turkey the Court held that there had been several violations of the right to liberty and security.


The case concerned the detention of a Turkish Constitutional Court judge following the attempted coup of 15 July 2016.


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Chamber & Committee

  • Judgment concerning Iceland


    In the case of Bjarni Ármannsson v. Iceland the Court found a violation of the right not to be tried or punished twice.

    The applicant is the former CEO of Glitnir, one of Iceland’s largest banks. In the proceedings before the Court he complained that, having previously been ordered to pay tax surcharges, he had been tried and convicted for aggravated tax offences.

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  • Judgment concerning Romania


    In the case of Lingurar v. Romania the Court held that the applicants had been subjected to ill-treatment during a raid in 2011 by 85 police officers and gendarmes on the Roma community in Vâlcele.

    The Court also found that the applicants had been targeted because the authorities had perceived the Roma community in general as criminal. In the Court’s view, that had amounted to ethnic profiling and had been discriminatory.

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  • Inadmissibility decision


    The Court declared inadmissible the application in the case of Bonnemaison v. France.

    The case concerned the Medical Association’s decision to strike the applicant off the medical register following several sudden patient deaths at the short-stay unit (UHCD) of the Côte Basque Hospital in Bayonne, where he worked as an accident and emergency doctor.

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Other Information

  • Moot Court Winner 2019

    Moot Court Winner 2019

    A team from the University of Oxford was declared winner of the 7th edition of the European Moot Court Competition in English on the European Convention of Human Rights. 20 university teams from 13 different countries were competing to win a fictitious case from 16 to 18 April 2019.

    This competition is organised jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Law Students Association (ELSA).

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  • Forthcoming hearing

    Forthcoming hearing

    The Court will be holding a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of M.N. and Others v. Belgium on 24 April 2019.

    The applicants are a Syrian couple and their children, who are all living in Aleppo. They complain about being refused short-stay visas for which they applied in 2016, from the Belgian Consulate in Beirut, with a view to seeking asylum in Belgium on humanitarian grounds.

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    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber


Delivered Judgments & Decisions


One Judgment


B.A.A. v. Romania

Forthcoming Judgments & Decisions