Decisions concerning Turkey
The Court has declared inadmissible the applications in the cases of Elçi v. Turkey, Ahmet Tunç and Others v. Turkey, and Tunç and Yerbasan v. Turkey related to events during curfews imposed in south-eastern Turkey in December 2015.
The Court highlighted the rule of exhaustion of effective domestic remedies and that Strasbourg could not, and must not, take the place of the Contracting States. In particular, it held that the applicants had not shown that an individual application to the Constitutional Court was either ineffective, inadequate or both, or that they were exempted by special circumstances from using such a remedy.
Judgment concerning Finland14/02/2019
In the case of SA-Capital Oy v. Finland the Court held that there had been no violation of the right to a fair hearing.
The case concerned the applicant company’s complaint that Finland’s Supreme Administrative Court had relied on hearsay evidence about its role in an asphalt cartel and had increased a fine on it....
Judgment concerning Portugal12/02/2019
In the case of Pais Pires de Lima v. Portugal, the Court found a violation of freedom of expression. The applicant, a lawyer by profession, had complained to the High Council of the Judiciary about a judge’s partiality and been ordered to pay EUR 50,000 in damages for attacking that judge’s reputation.
The Court held, in particular, that the amount of the damages had been excessive....
Visit to the French Conseil d'État15/02/2019
On 15 February 2019, President Guido Raimondi went to the French Conseil d'État in Paris for a working meeting. He was accompanied by Judges Nußberger, Sicilianos, Spano, De Gaetano, Kjølbro, Yudkivska and Potocki....
Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands12/02/2019
On 12 February 2019, Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Jolien Schukking, judge elected in respect of the Netherlands, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
ECHR by Monsieur Z12/02/2019
For the Court's 60th anniversary, the French illustrator and graphic artist Monsieur Z realized a poster of the Human Rights Building....