Grand Chamber judgment concerning Iceland
In the case of Guðmundur Andri Ástráðsson v. Iceland the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to a tribunal established by law.
The case concerned the applicant’s allegation that the new Icelandic Court of Appeal (Landsréttur) which had upheld his conviction for road traffic offences was not “a tribunal established by law”, on account of irregularities in the appointment of one of the judges who heard his case.
Webcast of the hearing (05/02/2020)
On 28 October 2020 the President of the French Republic announced a further lockdown lasting at least until 1 December 2020. While complying with all the health-related measures adopted by the host State, particularly prioritising teleworking and electronic communication, the Court will be continuing all its activities in keeping with the usual rules. Unlike during the previous lockdown, there are no plans for special adaptation of procedures or deadlines.
Judgment concerning the Russian Federation01/12/2020
In the case of Berkman v. Russia, which concerned a public LGTBI meeting in St Petersburg and the authorities’ failure to protect the participants from aggressive counter-demonstrators, the Court has found violations of the right to freedom to liberty and security, the right to freedom of assembly and of the prohibition of discrimination.
The Court stressed that the authorities’ duty to take steps to facilitate and protect the meeting had been all the more important in the case of the applicant, who belonged to a vulnerable minority group towards whom there had been a history of public hostility in Russia....
Decision to lift the interim measure in the case Armenia v. Turkey02/12/2020
The Court decided to lift the interim measure indicated on 6 October 2020 in the case of Armenia v. Turkey....