Hearing concerning the United Kingdom
The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Hassan v. the United Kingdom.
The case concerns the acts of British armed forces in Iraq, extra-territorial jurisdiction and the application of the European Convention of Human Rights in the context of an international armed conflict.
Referral to the Grand Chamber11/12/2013
The Grand Chamber panel decided to refer one case and to reject requests to refer 20 other cases....
Grand Chamber judgment concerning Latvia26/11/2013
In the case of X v. Latvia, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private and family life. The case concerned the procedure for the return of a child to Australia, her country of origin, which she had left with her mother at the age of three years and five months, in application of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
The Court considered that the European Convention on Human Rights and the Hague Convention had to be applied in a combined and harmonious manner, and that the best interests of the child had to be the primary consideration....
Visit by the Minister for Justice of the Russian Federation10/12/2013
On 9 December 2013, Alexander Konovalov, Minister for Justice of the Russian Federation, visited the Court and was received by President Spielmann. Dmitry Dedov, judge elected in respect of the Russian Federation and Michael O’Boyle, Deputy Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit by a delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union02/12/2013
A delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union, headed by its President, Vassilios Skouris, paid a working visit to the European Court of Human Rights on 29 November 2013. The visiting judges took part in roundtable discussions with members of the Court and Registry. The discussions concerned recent case-law of the two courts and recent developments within both systems. This visit takes place annually....
Stricter conditions for lodging an application with the European Court of Human Rights will apply from 1 January 2014, with the entry into force of the new Rule 47 of the Rules of Court....
Chamber hearing concerning Poland03/12/2013
The Court held a Chamber hearing in the cases of Al Nashiri v. Poland and Husayn (Abu Zubaydah) v. Poland.
The cases concern the “rendition” of two men suspected of terrorist acts to the CIA secret detention sites at which illegal interrogation methods were used....