Judgment concerning Portugal
In the case of Carvalho Pinto de Sousa Morais v. Portugal, the Court has considered discriminatory a decision by the Portuguese courts to reduce the amount of compensation awarded to the applicant following a medical error.
The applicant, a fifty-year-old woman suffering from gynaecological problems, submitted in particular that the domestic courts’ decision had disregarded the importance of her sexuality as a woman.
The Chamber to which the case of Schwabach and Others v. Denmark had been allocated has relinquished jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber.
While they were in Copenhagen to watch a football match between Denmark and Sweden in October 2009, the applicants were arrested by the police for the purpose of preventing hooligan violence. They complain that their detention was unlawful....
Judgment concerning Portugal11/07/2017
In the case of Moreira Ferreira v. Portugal (no. 2) the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention.
The case concerned the rejection by the Supreme Court of a request lodged by the applicant for revision of a criminal judgment following a judgment delivered by the ECHR in 2011.
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Inadmissibility decision concerning Belgium20/07/2017
The Court has found that the application in the case of Belkacem v. Belgium was incompatible with the Convention and has declared it inadmissible. It held, in particular, that the applicant had attempted to deflect Article 10 of the Convention from its real purpose by using his right to freedom of expression for ends which were manifestly contrary to the spirit of the Convention.
The case concerned the conviction of the applicant, the leader and spokesperson of the organisation “Sharia4Belgium” (dissolved in 2012), for incitement to discrimination, hatred and violence on account of comments he had made in YouTube videos concerning non-Muslim groups and Sharia....
Judgment concerning Ukraine25/07/2017
In the case of Khlebik v. Ukraine, the Court has found no violation of the Convention. The applicant, a Ukrainian national convicted of several offences, complained that the Ukrainian courts had been unable to examine his appeal because his case file was blocked in an area that was no longer under the Ukrainian Government’s control.
The Court held that the Ukrainian authorities had done all in their power, under the circumstances of the hostilities in Eastern Ukraine, to find a solution to the problem....
“Country profiles” containing data and information, broken down by individual State, on significant cases considered by the Court or currently pending before it, have been updated on 1st July 2017. There is one country file for each Council of Europe member State....