Grand Chamber hearing concerning Romania
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Mihalache v. Romania.
In this case the applicant complains that he was convicted twice of the same offence following his arrest by the police in order to undergo a blood test to determine his blood alcohol level.
Judgment concerning the Russian Federation16/10/2018
In the case of Barkanov v. Russia the Court found a violation of the right to protection of property.
The applicant complained in particular that he had been prevented from using his helicopter for 9 years....
Judgment concerning Romania16/10/2018
In the case of Lingurar and Others v. Romania, the Court found several violations of the Convention in connection with a 2005 police operation at a Roma encampment.
The Court held that the use of force against Augustin Lingurar and Trandafir Lăcătuş, both of Roma ethnicity, had been excessive and unjustified in the circumstances and that the authorities had not carried out an effective investigation into their allegations of ill-treatment.
In addition, without accepting that the police officers’ conduct during the operation had been racially motivated, the Court found that the authorities’ investigation into the applicants’ allegations of racism had not been sufficiently thorough....
Judgment concerning Hungary16/10/2018
In the case of Könyv-Tár Kft and Others v. Hungary the Court found a violation of the applicant companies’ property rights.
In this case the applicant companies, schoolbook distributors, complained of the loss of their business as a result of new legislation giving responsibility for the purchase and distribution of schoolbooks to a single State-owned entity. The Court observed that, in practice, the reform had resulted in a monopoly in the market for the distribution of schoolbooks and had deprived the applicant companies of their school clientele....
Judgment concerning Armenia11/10/2018
In the case of Osmanyan and Amiraghyan v. Armenia the Court found a violation of the applicants’ property rights on account of the expropriation of their land for mining.
The Court observed that the Armenian courts had taken no account of the income from the fruit trees on the land, which constituted the applicants’ means of subsistence, and had considered only the market value of the land....
The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of S., V. and A. v. Denmark on 22 October 2018.
The applicants are 3 Danish nationals. While they were in Copenhagen to watch a football match between Denmark and Sweden in October 2009, they were arrested by the police for the purpose of preventing hooligan violence. The applicants complain that their detention was unlawful.
Webcast of the hearing (17/01/2018)...
The Court has declared inadmissible the application in the case of Mazziotti v. France.
The applicant, who was being held in Nice Prison at the relevant time, complained about a disciplinary measure imposed on him after he was found in possession of a mobile phone....
Election of judges10/10/2018
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has elected Darian Pavli as judge to the Court in respect of Albania and Arnfinn Bårdsen as judge to the Court in respect of Norway....
Hearings in October 201801/10/2018
The Court will be holding a hearing concerning Romania and a hearing concerning Norway in October 2018.
In the case of Mihalache v. Romania the applicant complains that he was convicted twice of the same offence following his arrest by the police in order to undergo a blood test to determine his blood alcohol level.
The case of Strand Lobben and Others v. Norway, concerns the removal of a mother’s parental authority and the adoption of her eldest son....