Chamber judgment concerning Spain

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09/01/2018

In the case of López Ribalda and Others v. Spain, the Court has concluded that the covert surveillance of cashiers in a Spanish supermarket breached their right to privacy.

The applicants, 5 cashiers working for the M.S.A. supermarket chain, had been dismissed on disciplinary grounds, following a procedure in which video recordings showing them taking part in thefts had been accepted as evidence.

Press release 

Factsheet: Protection of personal data

Factsheet: Surveillance at workplace

Factsheet: Work-related rights Factsheet: New technologies

Chamber

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    11/01/2018 

    In the case of Sharxhi and Others v. Albania, the Court held that there had been several violations of the Convention.

    The applicants complained about the demolition of their flats and their personal belongings in the coastal town of Vlora in the South of Albania.

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  • Judgment concerning Switzerland

    09/01/2018 

    In the case of GRA Stiftung Gegen Rassismus und Antisemitismus v. Switzerland, the Court has found a breach of freedom of expression.

    The applicant organisation, an NGO which promotes tolerance and condemns racially motivated discrimination, complained that it had been found guilty of defamation for having classified as “verbal racism” remarks made by the head of the local youth wing of the SVP (Swiss People’s Party) in the run up to the referendum on banning minarets.

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    Factsheet: Protection of reputation

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  • Judgment concerning Romania

    09/01/2018 

    In the case of Catalan v. Romania, the Court has found no violation of the right to freedom of expression.

    The applicant, a civil servant working for the National Council for the Study of Securitate Archives (CNSAS), had been dismissed for disclosing information to the newspaper Libertatea for an article claiming that a religious leader had collaborated with the Securitate (the former political police under the communist regime). The Court found, in particular, that the applicant was subject to a duty of discretion inherent in his post as a civil servant, and that he should therefore have shown greater care and particular moderation in his remarks.

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Decision

  • Inadmissibility decision

    11/01/2018 

    The Court declared the application in the case of Bencheref v. Sweden inadmissible.

    In this case the applicant had complained about the length of time he had been held in detention pending expulsion from Sweden. The Court considered that it had been for deceitful purposes that the applicant had failed to inform it of his Algerian nationality, instead claiming to be Moroccan. It therefore rejected his application as an abuse of the right of application.

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Other information

  • Film on the ECHR: 26 language versions

    09/01/2018 
    Film on the ECHR: 26 language versions

    The film presenting the Court, which has just been adapted into Chinese, Irish, Latvian and Slovenian, is now available in 26 official languages of the member States of the Council of Europe.

    This film explains how the European Court of Human Rights works, describes the challenges faced by it and demonstrates the scope of its activity through examples from the case-law.

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Hearings

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    21/12/2017 
    Hearings in January 2018

    The Court will be holding two hearings in January 2018 concerning Denmark and Russia.

    The case of S., V. and A. v. Denmark concerns the detention of football supporters to prevent hooligan violence.

    The case of Navalnyy v. Russia concerns the arrest of Aleksey Navalnyy on 7 occasions at different public gatherings, and his subsequent prosecution for administrative offences.

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