Chamber hearing concerning France
The Court has held a Chamber hearing in the case of A.M. v. France.
The applicant is an Algerian national who was sentenced in 2015 to a prison term for participation in a criminal conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism and was permanently banned from France. Currently under house arrest and subject to an expulsion order, he alleges that his deportation to Algeria would expose him to a risk of inhuman or degrading treatment.
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Judgment concerning Switzerland22/01/2019
In the case of Rivera Vazquez and Calleja Delsordo v. Switzerland the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to a fair hearing.
The Court observed that the Federal Court had deprived the applicants of legal representation after raising of its own motion the question of the validity of their choice of lawyer. The applicants had not been informed and had not been asked for their views or given the opportunity to remedy the lack of representation, contrary to the express terms of the law....
Judgment concerning the Republic of Moldova15/01/2019
In the case of Mătăsaru v. Republic of Moldova, the Court found that the applicant’s right to freedom of expression was breached when he was given a suspended prison sentence for staging a demonstration in front of the prosecutor-general’s office, involving sculptures which likened civil servants to genitalia and were judged obscene....
Judgment concerning the Russian Federation15/01/2019
In in the case of Kopytok v. Russia the Court held that there had been a violation of the protection of property.
The case concerned the applicant’s complaint about buying a flat which in the eyes of the law could still be used by members of the seller’s family.
The Court found that the applicant had suffered an excessive burden because the right to use the flat enjoyed by the seller’s adult children had not been recorded in any official register that she could consult....
The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Güzelyurtlu and Others v. Cyprus and Turkey on 29 January 2019.
The case concerns the investigation into the killing of three Cypriot nationals of Turkish Cypriot origin, in 2005, in Cyprus in the area of the island controlled by the Cypriot authorities.
The applicants, the victims’ relatives, allege that the refusal of Turkey and Cyprus to co-operate means the killers have not faced justice.
Webcast of the hearing (28/03/2018)...
The Court found manifestly ill-founded the application Mehmedović v. Switzerland and declared it inadmissible.
In this case the applicants complained about a breach of their right to respect for their private life on account of being subjected to surveillance by detectives employed by a private insurance company, which wanted to check that the first applicant’s compensation claim, following a road traffic accident, was justified.
The Court found that the insurance investigations, carried out in public places and being limited to observations about the first applicant’s mobility, sought only to preserve the insurance company’s pecuniary rights. As to any information concerning his wife, which had been obtained incidentally without being relevant to the investigation, it could not be characterised as the systematic or permanent gathering of data....