Chamber judgment concerning the Russian Federation

20/06/2017

In the case of Bayev and Others v. Russia, the Court has found a violation of freedom of expression and of the prohibition of discrimination.

The applicants, gay rights activists, complained about the Russian legislation prohibiting the promotion of homosexuality, also known as the “gay propaganda laws”, which make it an offence punishable by a fine to “promote non-traditional sexual relations” among minors.

Press release

Factsheet: Sexual Orientation

Chamber

  • Judgment concerning France

    22/06/2017 

    In the case of Aycaguer v. France, the Court has found a violation of the right to respect for private life on the grounds of the applicant’s conviction for having refused to undergo medical testing, the result of which was to be included in a computerised DNA database (the FNAEG).

    The Court considered that the current regulations on the storage of DNA profiles in the FNAEG did not provide adequate protection as regards both the duration of storage and the lack of facilities for deleting the relevant personal data.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Protection of personal data

    Factsheet: New technologies

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  • Judgment concerning Italy

    22/06/2017 

    In the case of Barnea and Caldararu v. Italy, the Court has found a violation of the right to respect for family life owing to the removal of a 28-month-old girl from her original family for seven years and her placement in a foster family with a view to adoption.

    Press release (in French only)

    Factsheet: Protection of minors

    Factsheet: Parental Rights

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  • Judgment concerning Italy

    22/06/2017 

    In the case of Bartesaghi Gallo and Others v. Italy the Court found a violation of the prohibition on torture.

    The case concerned the violence perpetrated by police officers against the 41 applicants inside a school, in the context of an anti-globalisation demonstration organised to coincide with the G8 summit in Genoa in July 2001.

    Press release

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  • Judgment concerning Switzerland

    20/06/2017 

    In the case of M.O. v. Switzerland, the Court has found that there would be no violation of the Convention if the applicant, an Eritrean asylum-seeker, were to be expelled from Switzerland to his country of origin.

    Press release

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  • Judgment concerning Turkey

    20/06/2017 
    Judgment concerning Turkey

    In the case of Ali Çetin v. Turkey, the Court has found a violation of freedom of expression.

    The applicant, an accountant, had been convicted of the offence of insulting a civil servant when he had sent a letter criticising a tax inspector following an audit.

    Press release

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Grand Chamber

  • Forthcoming judgment

    21/06/2017 

    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Medžlis Islamske zajednice Brčko and Others v. Bosnia and Herzegovina on 27 June 2017.

    The case concerns a finding of defamation against 4 organisations for a letter they had sent to the highest authorities of their district complaining of a certain person’s application for the post of director of the Brčko District multi-ethnic radio and television station.

    Press release Factsheet: Protection of reputation

    Webcast of the hearing (31/08/2016)

    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber

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  • Forthcoming judgment

    21/06/2017 

    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Satakunnan Markkinapörssi Oy and Satamedia Oy v. Finland on 27 June 2017.

    The case concerns the ban on two publishing companies’ processing of taxation data.

    Press release Factsheet: Taxation

    Webcast of the hearing (14/09/2016)

    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber

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  • Relinquishment

    16/06/2017 

    The Chamber to which the case of Beuze v. Belgium had been assigned has relinquished jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber.

    The applicant, who is serving a life sentence for intentional homicide, complains that the Belgian legislation at the time he was questioned did not provide for legal assistance at the initial stages of the proceedings and that, as a result, he did not receive assistance from a lawyer during that preliminary phase.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Police arrest/assistance of a lawyer (English)

    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber

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Decision

  • Inadmissibility decision

    22/06/2017 

    The Court has declared inadmissible the application in the case of Dagregorio and Mosconi v. France for non-exhaustion of domestic remedies.

    The applicants, two trade unionists who had taken part ibn the occupation and immobilisation of the SNCM ferry “Pascal Paoli”, had refused to undergo biological testing, the results of which were to have been included in a DNA database.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Protection of personal data

    Factsheet: New technologies

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Other information

  • Substantive application in a case concerning the United Kingdom

    19/06/2017 
    Substantive application in a case concerning the United Kingdom

    The Court has received a substantive application in the case Gard and Others v. the United Kingdom.

    Therefore, in accordance with its earlier decision, the interim measure indicated to the United Kingdom Government must be maintained until such time as the Court makes its decision on the substantive application.

    Press release

    Fastsheet on Interim measures

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