Grand Chamber hearing concerning Portugal
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Ramos Nunes de Carvalho E Sá v. Portugal.
The case concerned disciplinary proceedings brought against a judge on conclusion of which the High Council of the Judiciary imposed disciplinary penalties, and the review carried out by the Supreme Court of Justice as an appeal body.
Chamber judgment concerning Iceland16/03/2017
In the case of Ólafsson v. Iceland, the Court found that there had been a violation of freedom of expression.
The applicant, who was the publication director for the news website Pressan, had been found liable for defamation after publishing articles insinuating that a policitian, who was standing for election, had committed pedophile offences....
Judgment concerning Greece16/03/2017
In the case of Modestou v. Greece, the Court found a violation of the right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence.
The case concerned a search of the private and professional residence of the applicant, a businessman who was chief executive of a limited company. The Court found that the Greek authorities had not justified the search warrant by ‘relevant and sufficient reasons’....
The Court has elected Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos (Greece) Vice-President for a three-year term with effect from 1 May 2017.
The Court has also elected Robert Spano (Iceland) Section President for a two-year term with effect from the same date....
Moot Court comptetition
René Cassin competition20/03/2017
The 32nd René Cassin advocacy competition, consisting of mock legal proceedings in French based on the European Convention on Human Rights and open to students of law and political science, will be held at the Council of Europe from.
The two most successful teams will meet in the final, to be held in the Court’s hearing room on 24 March 2017 at 2.30 pm, before a panel of prominent figures including judges of the Court and academics....