Grand Chamber hearing concerning France
The Court held a Grand Chamber in the case of Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France.
The applicants, Anne-Marie Couderc, the publication director of Paris-Match, and the company Hachette Filipacchi Associés, which publishes the magazine, allege that the judgment against the magazine for publishing information on the private life of Prince Albert of Monaco amount to unjustified interference with the exercise of their right to freedom of information.
Grand Chamber judgment concerning Turkey14/04/2015
In the case of Mustafa Tunç and Fecire Tunç v. Turkey, the Court considered that the investigation conducted concerning the death of a young man during his military service had been sufficiently thorough and independent and that the applicants were involved in it to a degree sufficient to protect their interests and to enable them to exercise their rights. Accordingly, the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention....
The Court has declared inadmissible the application in the case of Smaltini v. Italy, in which the applicant, who has leukaemia, claimed that she had contracted the cancer as a result of pollution from the Ilva steel plant located in Taranto, in the Puglia Region.
The Court noted that the applicant’s complaint consisted in alleging, not that the domestic authorities had omitted to take legislative or administrative measures to protect her right to life, but that they had not established the existence of a causal link between the polluting emissions from the Ilva plant and her illness....
Chamber judgment concerning Russia16/04/2015
In the case of Mezhiyeva v. Russia, the Court held that there had not been an effective investigation into the explosion of a bomb in Grozny in 2001 which had killed a bus driver and seriously injured his wife, the applicant....
Case of Ukraine v. Russia13/04/2015
At the request of the Russian Government, the Court has agreed to extend the time allowed for submission of the Russian Government’s observations on the admissibility of two inter-State applications lodged by the Government of Ukraine against the Russian Federation....