Chamber hearings concerning Romania and Lithuania

29/06/2016

The Court has held separate Chamber hearings in the cases of Al Nashiri v. Romania and Abu Zubaydah v. Lithuania.

Both cases concern the alleged “rendition” of the applicants, suspected of terrorist acts, to CIA secret detention sites, where, according to their submissions, illegal interrogation methods amounting to torture were used.

Before the two public hearings, on 28 June 2016, the Court held two fact-finding hearings and heard evidence from four experts in the case of Al Nashiri v. Romania and three experts in that of Abu Zubaydah v. Lithuania, all experts having been summoned by the Court. Those hearings were confidential and held in a closed sitting.

Webcast of the hearing Al Nashiri v. Romania Webcast of the hearing Abu Zubaydah v. Lithuania Press release Al Nashiri v. Romania Press release Abu Zubaydah v. Lithuania Factsheet: Terrorism Factsheet: Secret detention sites Country profile - Romania Country profile - Lithuania Video COURTalks-disCOURs: Terrorism

Grand Chamber

  • Referral requests

    29/06/2016 

    On 4 July 2016, the Court will examine 10 Grand Chamber referral requests.

    Press release

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  • Forthcoming judgment

    28/06/2016 

    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Buzadji v. the Republic of Moldova on 5 July 2016.

    The case concerns the complaint by a businessman about his arrest and detention pending trial on charges of defrauding a State company.

    Press release

    Webcast of the hearing

    Country profile - Republic of Moldova

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  • Forthcoming judgment

    28/06/2016 

    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Jeronovičs v. Latvia on 5 July 2016.

    The case concerns the Latvian authorities’ refusal to reopen the criminal proceedings relating to the applicant’s ill-treatment, following a unilateral declaration in which the Government had acknowledged, among other breaches, a violation of Article 3 of the Convention.

    Press release

    Webcast of the hearing

    Country profile - Latvia

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Chamber

  • Judgment concerning Italy

    30/06/2016 

    In the case of Taddeucci and McCall v. Italy the Court held that there had been a violation of the prohibition of discrimination.

    The case concerned the refusal by the Italian authorities to grant a residence permit to a gay couple on family grounds.

    Press release

    Factsheet: Sexual Orientation

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  • Judgment concerning Turkey

    28/06/2016 
    Judgment concerning Turkey

    In the case of Halime Kılıç v. Turkey, the Court found a violation of the right to life and the prohibition of discrimination.

    The case concerned the death of the applicant’s daughter, a victim of domestic violence, who was killed by her husband in spite of four criminal complaints, three protection orders and injunctions.

    The Court found it unacceptable that the applicant’s daughter had been left powerless and without protection against her husband’s violence. It took the view that by ignoring the repeated acts of violence and death threats against the victim, the authorities had created a climate that was conducive to such violence.

    Press release Factsheet: Domestic violence Factsheet: Violence against Women

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Hearing

  • Hearing in July

    30/06/2016 

    In July 2016, the Court will be holding a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Simeonovi v. Bulgaria.

    The case concerns the conditions of detention and the detention regime of a whole life prisoner, as well as the lack of access to a lawyer during the applicant’s first days in detention.

    Press release

    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber

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Other information

  • Factsheets in Greek

    29/06/2016 

    In cooperation with the Greek National Commission for Human Rights, some of the Court’s Factsheets are availbale in Greek.

    Since September 2010, the Court has published on its website some 60 factsheets giving an overview of its case-law on a number of issues, sorted by theme.

    Press release

    Factsheets

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Official Visits

  • Visit by the Prime Minister of Greece

    22/06/2016 
    Visit by the Prime Minister of Greece

    On 22 June 2016, Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, judge elected in respect of Greece, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Prime Minister of Estonia

    22/06/2016 
    Visit by the Prime Minister of Estonia

    On 22 June 2016, Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Julia Laffranque, judge elected in respect of Estonia, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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