Grand Chamber hearing concerning Turkey
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.
Judgment concerning Turkey17/09/2019
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....
Judgment concerning the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation17/09/2019
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....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning an inter-State case11/09/2019
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....
Taking the oath
Visit to Romania23/09/2019
From 19 to 22 September 2019, President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos paid an official visit to Romania. On that occasion, he was received by Vasilica-Viorica Dăncilă, Prime Minister, Ana Birchall, Minister for Justice, and in the premises of the Ministry for European Affairs Simona-Maya Teodoroiu, Government Agent. During this visit, President Sicilianos also met Corina Corbu, President of the High Court of Cassation and Justice, and Augustin Lazăr, General Prosecutor. He also participated to a colloquy entitled “203: Perspectives for the European Court of Human Rights”. President Sicilianos was accompanied by Iulia Antoanella Motoc, judge elected in respect of Romania, and Andrea Tamietti, Deputy Section Registrar....
Communication concerning Poland17/09/2019
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....