Grand Chamber judgment concerning Slovenia

11/12/2018

In the case of Lekić v. Slovenia the Court held that there has been no violation of the Convention.

The applicant was an associate, employee and then managing director of a company which, having no liquid assets, became insolvent. It was struck off the court register of companies in 2001, but that decision could not be served on the company, since it no longer had an office at its registered address; or elsewhere. In 2010 part of the applicant’s monthly salary payments were seized to pay off a debt incurred by the company.

Before the Court, the applicant complained about the company’s striking-off and the fact that he had been held liable for its debts.

Press release Delivery of the judgment Webcast of the hearing (14/03/2018) Country profile - Slovenia

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Chamber

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    In the case of M.A. and Others v. Lithuania the Court found several violations of the Convention.

    The case concerned a Russian family of seven who, after leaving Chechnya, tried on three separate occasions to seek asylum in Lithuania, but were each time refused the right to make an application at the border.

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  • Judgment concerning Slovakia

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    In the case of Lakatošová and Lakatoš v. Slovakia the Court found a violation of the prohibition of the discrimination and the violation of the right to life.

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Official Visits

  • Visit by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia

    12/12/2018 
    Visit by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia

    On 11 December 2018, Giorgi Gakharia, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Lado Chanturia, judge elected in respect of Georgia, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

    12/12/2018 
    Visit by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

    On 10 December 2018, Viacheslav Lebedev, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Dmitry Dedov, judge elected in respect of the Russian Federation, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting. On this occasion, the encyclopaedic edition of The European Court of Human Rights. Theory and practice in respect of Russia and other Member States of the Council of Europe has been launched.

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  • Visit by a delegation of Irish Judges

    12/12/2018 
    Visit by a delegation of Irish Judges

    On 7 December 2018, a delegation of Irish Judges, headed by The Hon. Mr. Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, visited the Court. The visiting Judges took part in roundtable discussions with Judges of the Court and members of the Registry.

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Grand Chamber

  • Forthcoming judgment

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    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Molla Sali v. Greece on 19 December 2018.

    The case concerns the application by the Greek courts of Islamic religious (Sharia) law to a dispute concerning inheritance rights over the estate of the late husband of the applicant, a Greek national belonging to the country’s Muslim minority.

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    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Murtazaliyeva v. Russia on 18 December 2018.

    In this case the applicant, a Russian national of Chechen origin, complains of the unfairness of criminal proceedings brought against her for preparing a terrorist attack.

    Press release

    Webcast of the hearing (14/02/2018)

    Factsheet: Terrorism

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Other Information

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