Grand Chamber judgment concerning Switzerland


In the case of Naït-Liman v. Switzerland, the Court has held that there was no violation of the Convention.

The applicant, a Tunisian national who has acquired Swiss citizenship, alleged that he had been subjected to acts of torture in Tunisia. He complained about the refusal by the Swiss courts to examine his compensation claim against Tunisia and against the Tunisian Minister of the Interior at the relevant time, whom he considered responsible for the torture suffered by him.

Press release Delivery of the judgment

Webcast of the hearing (14/06/2017)

Country profile - Switzerland

Official Visit

  • Visit to Paris

    Visit to Paris

    On 16 March 2018 President Guido Raimondi was received by Nicole Belloubet, Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice of France. He was accompanied by Patrick Titiun, Head of his Private Office.

  • Visit to the General Court of the European Union

    Visit to the General Court of the European Union

    On 12 March 2018, President Guido Raimondi went to the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg for a working meeting. He was accompanied by Judges and members of the Registry.

  • Meeting with the Minister of Justice of Belgium

    Meeting with the Minister of Justice of Belgium

    On 13 March 2018, President Guido Raimondi met Koen Geens, Minister of Justice of Belgium. Paul Lemmens, judge elected in respect of Belgium, and Françoise Elens-Passos, Deputy Registrar, also attended the meeting.



  • Conference on Comparative human rights

    Conference on Comparative human rights

    A conference on Comparative human rights was held at the ECHR on 8 and 9 March 2018. A number of eminent speakers addressed the conference on the following topics: “Human rights: a regional concept?”, “Human rights: what universality?”, “Enforcement and effectiveness of human rights” and “The relevance of a world court of human rights”.

    The event was organised by the ECHR in cooperation with the Centre des études internationales et européennes, the International Academy of Comparative Law and the Fondation René Cassin.


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  • Grand Chamber hearing concerning Slovenia

    Grand Chamber hearing concerning Slovenia

    The Court has held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Lekić v. Slovenia.

    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.

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    Webcast of the hearing Country profile - Slovenia


Grand Chamber

  • Forthcoming judgment


    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the cases of Radomilja and Others v. Croatia and Jakeljić v. Croatia on 20 March 2018.

    The cases concern domestic court decisions refusing to recognise claims of acquisition of land by adverse possession.

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    Country profile : Croatia




  • Judgment concerning Spain


    The Court has found a violation of the right to freedom of expression in the case of Stern Taulats and Roura Capellera v. Spain.

    The applicants, both Spanish nationals, complained about their criminal conviction for insult to the Crown, for having setting fire in public to a photograph of the royal couple during the King’s official visit to Girona in 2007.

    The Court noted that the act in question had not constituted incitement to hatred or violence. It held that the applicants’ act was one of those provocative “events” which were increasingly being used to attract media attention and which went no further than the use of a certain permissible degree of provocation in order to transmit a critical message in the framework of freedom of expression.

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