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.

Press Release, Factsheet: Right to the protection of one's image

Country profile - France

Webcast of the hearing 15/04/2015

Grand Chamber

  • Grand Chamber judgment concerning Turkey

    Grand Chamber judgment concerning Turkey

    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.

    Press release

    Country profile - Turkey

    Webcast of the hearing 16/04/2014

    Video of the delivery 14/04/2015

  • Referral requests


    On 20 April 2015, a panel of 5 judges will examine 15 Grand Chamber referral requests.

    Press Release

    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber



  • Inadmissibility decision


    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.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Environment



  • Chamber judgment concerning Russia


    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.

    Press Release


Brussels Conference

Other information

  • Case of Ukraine v. Russia


    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.

    Press Release

    Factsheet: Armed conflicts