ECHR Press service - ECHR
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All press releases issued by the Registry since 1 January 1999 are available in the HUDOC database.
Press releases are available in both English and French. Some press releases for high-profile cases are translated into non-official languages.
Press releases on Chamber judgments are generally published at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both Chamber and Grand Chamber judgments are announced in press releases about a week in advance with a short summary of the cases concerned. Upcoming hearings are announced in a press release at the end of the preceding month.
The Press Service has compiled Questions & Answers on cases and themes on the Court’s case-law.
- Ali Samatar and Others v. France and Hasan and Others v. France* (apprehension of suspects in piracy)
- A.M. v. France (deportation to Algeria)
- Bărbulescu v. Romania (surveillance at workplace)
- Big Brother Watch and Others v. United Kingdom (secret surveillance)
- Big Brother Watch and Others v. United Kingdom & Centrum för rättvisa v. Sweden (secret surveillance)
- Bodein v. France (life sentences)
- Delfi AS v. Estonia (liability for comments on Internet)
- De Souza Ribeiro v. France* (inability to challenge removal order)
- Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary (asylum seekers)
- Ireland v. United Kingdom (revision request)
- M.N. and Others v. Belgium (visa application to an embassy's consular service)
- Matelly v. France (trade unions in the armed forces)
- Mennesson v. France and Labassee v. France* (gestational surrogacy)
- Morice v. France (lawyer’s freedom of expression)
- Mutu and Pechstein v. Switzerland (arbitration proceedings brought by athletes)
- Paradiso and Campanelli v. Italy (gestational surrogacy)
- Perinçek v. Switzerland (conviction for genocide denial)
- Platini v. Switzerland (suspension from football-related professional activity)
- Roman Zakharov v. Russia (secret surveillance)
- Vavřička and Others v. the Czech Republic (compulsory childhood vaccination in the Czech Republic)
- Vinci Construction and GMT génie civil et services v. France (inspections and seizures under competition law)
The ECHR and Facebook
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