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Conference: 70th anniversary of the Convention

18/09/2020

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Convention the Court held a conference entitled The European Convention on Human Rights at 70 - Milestones and major achievements. Leading figures from the judicial world took part in the celebrations, including by video link. Programme of the Conference Video: Part 1 Part 2

Opening speech by President Robert Spano Speech by Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos (in French only) Speech by Jean-Paul Costa (in French only) Speech by Rosario Silva de Lapuerta (in French only) Speech by Georges Ravarani (in French only) Speech by Yonko Grozev Speech by Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen (in French only) Speech by Dean Spielmann (in French ony) Speech by Ksenija Turković Speech by Chantal Arens (in French ony) Speech by Siofra O'Leary Speech by Pere Pastor Vilanova (in French only) Speech by Iulia Antoanella Motoc (in French only) Speech by Angelika Nuβberger Closing speech by President Robert Spano

70th anniversary of the Convention

Official Visit

  • Visit by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova

    25/09/2020 
    Visit by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova

    On 24 September 2020, Fadei Nagacevschi, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova, was received by President Robert Spano. Valeriu Griţco, judge elected in respect of the Republic of Moldova, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar-elect, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Permanent Representative of Belgium

    25/09/2020 

    On 24 September 2020, Jean-Cédric Janssens de Bisthoven, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the Council of Europe, visited the Court and was received by President Robert Spano. Paul Lemmens, Section President and judge elected in respect of Belgium, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar-elect, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Permanent Representative of Slovenia

    25/09/2020 

    On 24 September 2020, Andrej Slapničar, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the Council of Europe, visited the Court and was received by President Robert Spano. Marko Bošnjak, judge elected in respect of Slovenia, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar-elect, also attended the meeting.

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Communication

  • Communication of an application to Poland

    21/09/2020 

    The Court has given the Polish Government notice of the application in the case of Tuleya v. Poland.

    The case has arisen from the new disciplinary regime for judges in Poland, which came into effect in 2018. The applicant, a judge at the Warsaw Regional Court, is well known in Poland after sitting in several high-profile cases. Before the Court, he alleges that seven sets of disciplinary proceedings initiated against him in 2018 have harmed his reputation.

    Press release

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Other Information

  • 65 years ago

    23/09/2020 
    65 years ago

    The first application lodged under the Convention system was a German case that gave rise to the first decision in the history of the Convention: X v. Germany. This first decision was delivered 65 years ago, on 23 September 1955, by the European Commission of Human Rights, the filtering body in the original system set up by the Convention.

    To date, some 973,000 applications have been allocated to a judicial formation.

    1st Decision (in French only)

    European Commission

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