Hearing concerning France
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Carême v. France.
The case concerns a complaint by an inhabitant and former mayor of the municipality of Grande-Synthe, who submits that France has taken insufficient steps to prevent climate change and that this failure entails a violation of the right to life and the right to respect for private and family life.
Press release Webcast of the hearing
Hearing concerning Switzerland
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and others v. Switzerland.
The applicants in this case, a Swiss association and its members, complain that the State has failed to introduce suitable legislation and to put appropriate and sufficient measures in place to attain the targets for combating climate change.
Press release Webcast of the hearing
Judgment concerning Hungary30/03/2023
In the case of Szolcsán v. Hungary the Court held that there had been a violation of the prohibition of discrimination taken in conjunction with the right to education.
The case concerned the applicant’s education in a primary school that was almost exclusively attended by Roma children. His request to be transferred to another school in a neighbouring town was rejected because he did not live in the school’s catchment area.
The Court found that the fact that his school was almost exclusively attended by Roma children amounted to segregation and reiterated that the education of Roma children in segregated classes or schools without taking adequate measures to correct inequalities was incompatible with the State’s duty not to discriminate based on race or ethnicity.
Factsheet: Roma and Travellers...
Judgment concerning Italy30/03/2023
In the case of J.A. and Others v. Italy the Court held that there had been a violation of the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment, of the right to liberty and security and of the prohibition of collective expulsion of aliens.
The case concerned the applicants’ presence at the “hotspot” on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where they had been taken having been rescued by an Italian ship in the Mediterranean Sea, and their later removal to Tunisia....
On 3 April 2023 a panel of 5 judges will examine eleven Grand Chamber referral requests....
New procedural steps in Crimea inter-State case22/03/2023
The ECHR has taken further decisions regarding the next procedural steps in the inter-State case Ukraine v. Russia (Crimea) concerning Ukraine’s allegations of a pattern (“administrative practice”) of violations of the European Convention by the Russian Federation in Crimea beginning in February 2014.
After completion of the written procedure, the Court has informed the parties that it would serve the interests of the proper administration of justice that the Court hold a hearing on the admissibility and merits in the case, and has provisionally scheduled this to be held on 8 November 2023....
The Court will be holding a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Communauté genevoise d’action syndicale (CGAS) v. Switzerland on 12 April 2023.
The case concerns an association which complains of being deprived of the right to organise and participate in public events following the adoption of government measures to tackle COVID-19 under Ordinance O.2 COVID-19, enacted by the Swiss Federal Council on 13 March 2020. On the basis of that ordinance, public and private events were prohibited with effect from 16 March 2020. Failure to comply with the prohibition was punishable by a custodial sentence or a fine....
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