Grand Chamber hearing concerning the Republic of Moldova
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Buzadji v. the Republic of Moldova.
The case concerns the complaint by a businessman about his arrest and detention pending trial on charges of defrauding a State company of which he was the director.
The applicant complains that the courts did not give relevant and sufficient reasons for his detention pending trial for 10 months.
Judgment concerning France08/10/2015
In the case of Sellal v. France, the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention. The case concerned the suicide of a prisoner suffering from schizophrenia....
Judgment concerning Russia07/10/2015
In the case of Turbylev v. Russia the Court held that there had been several violations of the Convention. The case concerned the applicant’s complaint of having been ill-treated in police custody and of the unfairness of the criminal trial against him, in which his statement of “surrender and confession”, made as a result of his ill-treatment and in the absence of a lawyer, was used as evidence.
The Court found that the admission of the statement as evidence had rendered Mr Turbylev’s trial unfair....
Judgment concerning Turkey06/10/2015
In the case of Belek and Velioğlu v. Turkey, the Court held that there had been a violation of freedom of expression. The case concerned the applicants’ conviction for publishing an article in a daily newspaper containing a statement by an illegal armed organisation....
Judgment concerning Greece06/10/2015
Judgment concerning Turkey06/10/2015
Judgment concerning Ukraine06/10/2015
In the case of Karpyuk and Others v. Ukraine, the Court held that there had been several violations of the Convention. The case concerned, in particular, the trial against 7 opposition activists following their participation in mass protests in Kyiv in March 2001....
Network for the exchange of case-law information06/10/2015
The Court launched the network for the exchange of information on the case-law of the European Convention on Human Rights. It is designed to promote the exchange of information between the ECHR and the national superior courts....
20th anniversary of the Human Rights Building25/09/2015
On the 20th anniversary of the Human Rights Building, President Spielmann inaugurated an exhibition on the building, in the presence, among others, of Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe and Ivan Harbour, from the firm of architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
The HRB, which was inaugurated in 1995, was designed by the British architect Lord Rogers.
Speech by the President (in French)
Lecture given by Ivan Harbour (in French)...
The Court has declared inadmissible the application in the case of Macalin Moxamed Sed Dahir v. Switzerland. In this case the applicant complained about the authorities’ refusal to change the spelling of her surname, which when pronounced in Switzerland produced words with an offensive meaning in her mother tongue, Somali....
Inter-State application Ukraine v. Russia01/10/2015
The Court has invited the Russian Government to submit its observations on the admissibility of a new inter-State application lodged by the Government of Ukraine on 27 August 2015. This case Ukraine v. Russia (IV) concerns the events in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine mainly as from September 2014.
Three inter-State applications lodged by Ukraine against Russia are pending before the Court. Moreover, there are currently more than 1,400 individual applications apparently related to the events in Crimea or the hostilities in Eastern Ukraine pending before the Court....
Visit by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina01/10/2015
On 30 September 2015, Denis Zvizdić, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Faris Vehabović, the judge elected in respect of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Erik Fribergh, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit by Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg01/10/2015
On 29 September 2015, Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg made an official visit to Strasbourg on the occasion of the Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. During their visit, President Spielmann was granted an audience with His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg....
Network for the exchange of case-law information
Hearings in October28/09/2015
In October 2015, the Court will be holding two hearings. The first one concerns the case of Buzadji v. Republic of Moldova and the second one the case of Hutchinson v. the United Kingdom....