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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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Taking the oath

  • Composition de la Cour

    23/09/2019 
    Composition de la Cour

    The elected Judge in respect of Malta, Lorraine Schembri Orland, was sworn in by the President on Monday 23 September 2019.

    Composition of the Court

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Official Visit

  • Visit to Romania

    23/09/2019 
    Visit to Romania

    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.

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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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