Chamber judgment concerning Azerbaijan
In the case of Ilgar Mammadov v. Azerbaijan (No. 2) the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to a fair trial.
The applicant, Ilgar Eldar oglu Mammadov, a prominent Azerbaijani opposition politician, is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence following his conviction in 2014 of mass disorder.
The case concerned the criminal proceedings brought against the applicant, following protests in the town of Ismayilli in 2013. This is the second case he has brought before the ECHR; the first concerned his arrest and pre-trial detention following the same events.
Judgment concerning France16/11/2017
In the case of Boukrourou and Others v. France the Court held that there had been a violation of the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment. The case concerned the death of an individual suffering from psychiatric disorders during a police operation....
Judgment concerning Greece16/11/2017
In the case of Tsalikidis and Others v. Greece the Court considered that the Greek authorities had failed to carry out an adequate and effective investigation into the death of the applicant’s son.
Costas Tsalikidis, a phone operator employee, was found hanging the day before the Greek Government was informed that many of its members, including the Prime Minister, had had their mobile phones wiretapped....
Judgment concerning Turkey14/11/2017
In the case of Işıkırık v. Turkey the Court held that there had been a violation of freedom of assembly.
The case concerned the applicant’s criminal conviction of membership in an illegal organisation, after having participated in a funeral of four members of the PKK (Kurdish Workers' Party, an illegal organisation) and in a demonstration.
The Court found in particular that the domestic courts had made no distinction between the applicant – a peaceful demonstrator – and an individual who had committed offences within the structure of the PKK....
Grand Chamber hearing concerning Romania16/11/2017
The Court has held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Nicolae Virgiliu Tănase v. Romania.
The applicant, who sustained serious injuries in a road traffic accident in 2004, complains that the criminal investigation into the accident lacked promptness and was ineffective. He also complains that the special statute of limitation took effect in respect of the third party’s offence, and alleges that he was subjected to humiliating and degrading treatment as a result of the manner in which the authorities handled the investigation....
Chamber hearing concerning the United Kingdom07/11/2017
The Court held a hearing in the cases of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom, Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Alice Ross v. the United Kingdom and 10 Human Rights Organisations and Others v. the United Kingdom.
The complaints in these 3 cases were triggered by the leak of information by Edward Snowden about the electronic surveillance programmes used by the USA and the United Kingdom to intercept communications in bulk, and the sharing of intercepted communications and communications data between the 2 States. The applicants believe that, because of the sensitive nature of their activities, their communications may have been intercepted by either the United Kingdom or the United States’ intelligence services....
Hearings in November 201702/11/2017
The Court will be holding 4 hearings in November 2017.
The cases of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom, Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Alice Ross v. the United Kingdom, and 10 Human Rights Organisations and Others v. the United Kingdom concern the bulk interception of external communications by the United Kingdom intelligence services, and the sharing of intelligence between the United Kingdom and the USA.
The case of Nicolae Virgiliu Tănase v. Romania mainly concerns a criminal investigation into a car accident.
The case of Berlusconi v. Italy concerns Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy.
The case of Ilnseher v. Germany concerns the lawfulness of a convicted murderer’s preventive detention....
Film on the ECHR: new versions13/11/2017
It is currently available in 22 languages of the Council of Europe member States.
This film explains how the Court works, describes the challenges faced by it and shows the scope of its activity through examples from the case-law....