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Chamber hearing concerning Poland

Human Rights building


The Court held a Chamber hearing in the case of Pietrzak v. Poland and Bychawska-Siniarska and Others v. Poland.

The case concerns the compatibility of the national legislation authorising secret surveillance by the police and intelligence services in respect of communications, and data collection about those communications (“metadata”), regarding the right to respect for private and family life and the right to an effective remedy.

Press release 

Webcast of the hearing

Factsheet: Mass surveillance Country profile - Poland


Due to the interruption of the international postal services to and from the Russian Federation and where the only means of delivery of the Court’s decisions and judgments to the applicants is by post, the Court has exceptionally decided to notify the applicants about decisions and judgments adopted by its Chamber and Committee judicial formations after 1 March 2022 in respect of applications against the Russian Federation only via its HUDOC database.


  • Judgment concerning the United Kingdom


    In the case of Otite v. the United Kingdom, the Court has found that there would be no violation of the right to respect for private and family life if the applicant were deported from the United Kingdom to Nigeria.

    The case concerned a Nigerian national being served in October 2015 with notice of his liability to deportation, despite having been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK in 2004. The notice came after his conviction in 2014 on two counts of conspiracy to make or supply articles for use in fraud.

    The Court found that the strength of the applicant’s family and private life in the UK did not outweigh the public interest in his deportation.

    Press release



  • Inadmissibility decision concerning Romania

    Inadmissibility decision concerning Romania

    The Court has declared inadmissible the application in the case of Năstase v. Romania.

    The case concerned criminal proceedings against the applicants accused of illegally importing goods to Romania for their own use through the intermediary of companies run by high-ranking officials in the government at the time when one of the applicants was their Prime Minister.

    The Court found that the applicants’ doubts as to the impartiality of the bench hearing their appeal were not justified on any subjective or objective grounds.

    Press release


Other Information

  • Third-party intervention requests in an inter-State case


    Twenty-three Governments and one non-governmental organisation have requested leave to intervene as third parties in the proceedings concerning the inter-State case of Ukraine v. Russia (X).

    The case concerns the Ukrainian Government’s allegations of mass and gross human rights violations committed by the Russian Federation in its military operations on the territory of Ukraine since 24 February 2022.

    Press release 

    Questions and Answers on Inter-State applications

    Inter-State applications


Grand Chamber

  • Judgment concerning France

    Judgment concerning France

    In the case of H.F. and Others v. France the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to
    enter the territory of the State of which he or she is a national.

    The case concerned unsuccessful requests by the applicants for the repatriation by the French authorities of their respective daughters and grandchildren, who are being held in the al-Hol camp in north-eastern Syria run by the Syrian Democratic Forces.

    Press release  Delivery of the judgment

    Questions & Answers

    Webcast of the hearing (29/09/2021)

    Country profile - France


Delivered Judgments & Decisions


26 Judgments

Forthcoming Judgments & Decisions