Grand Chamber judgment concerning the Russian Federation
In the case of Khasanov and Rakhmanov v. Russia the Court held that there would be no violation of the prohibition of torture and of inhuman or degrading treatment if the applicants were extradited to Kyrgyzstan.
The case concerned the applicants’ allegation that they risked ill-treatment if extradited to Kyrgyzstan because they belonged to the Uzbek ethnic minority, who have been persecuted by the authorities since interethnic clashes in 2010.
Webcast of the hearing (20/01/2021)
Protocol No. 15 to the Convention reduces from 6 to 4 months the time-limit for lodging an application before the Court after the final domestic decision taken in the framework of the exhaustion of domestic remedies. This new four-month time-limit came into force on 1 February 2022. However, it only applies to applications in which the final domestic decision in question was taken on or after 1 February 2022. This change of time-limit was adopted by the (then) 47 member States of the Council of Europe.
The Chamber to which the case Yalçınkaya v. Turkey had been allocated has relinquished jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber.
The case concerns the trial and conviction of the applicant for membership of the FETÖ/PDY. The trial took place in the aftermath of the attempted coup d’état of 15 July 2016....
Judgment concerning Turkey24/05/2022
In the case of Alıcı and Others v. Turkey the Court found a violation of the applicants’ right to liberty and security and of their right to freedom of assembly and association. They were stopped by the police as they were travelling by bus to take part in demonstrations in Ankara. They were taken to the police station for an identity check and were held there until the next day. The Court found that the main reason for their arrest and detention was to prevent them from taking part in the demonstrations....
Judgment concerning France19/05/2022
The case of Bouras v. France concerned a gendarme’s use of armed force resulting in the death of a prisoner who had attacked another gendarme in the vehicle that was transferring him from Strasbourg Prison to the Colmar tribunal de grande instance. In the circumstances the Court found that the gendarme’s decision to use his firearm could be considered justified and absolutely necessary “in defence of any person from unlawful violence” within the meaning of Article 2 § 2 (a) of the Convention....
Judgment concerning Italy19/05/2022
In the case of T.C. v. Italy the Court held that there had been no violation of the prohibition of discrimination, in conjunction with the right to respect for private and family life, read in the light of the freedom of religion. The case concerned a dispute between the applicant and the mother of his daughter from a previous relationship over their child’s religious upbringing. The applicant had become a Jehovah’s Witness after the split in the relationship. Following proceedings brought by the mother in the courts, the applicant was ordered to refrain from actively involving his daughter in his religion. The Court found that there had been no difference in treatment between the applicant and the mother based on religion in the decisions leading to that court order....
Visit by the Vice-President of the French Conseil d’Etat25/05/2022
On 24 May 2022 Didier-Roland Tabuteau, Vice-President of the French Conseil d’Etat, and Thierry-Xavier Girardot, Secretary General, visited the Court and were received by President Robert Spano. Mattias Guyomar, judge elected in respect of France, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting....
Visit by a delegation from the Supreme Court of Iceland23/05/2022
A delegation from the Supreme Court of Iceland, headed by its President, Benedikt Bogason, paid a working visit to the European Court of Human Rights on 23 May 2022. The visiting judges took part in roundtable discussions with members of the Court and Registry....
Official visit to Norway13/05/2022
On 11 and 12 May 2022 President Robert Spano paid an official visit to Norway. On that occasion, he was granted an audience with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. During this visit, President Spano met Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister, Emilie Enger Mehl, Minister for Justice and Public Security, Eivind Vad Petersson, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and had a working meeting with Judges of the Supreme Court of Norway, led by Chief Justice Toril Marie Øie. He also gave a lecture entitled The European Court of Human Rights responding to backlash, populism and challenges to the rule of Law at the University of Oslo. President Spano was accompanied by Arnfinn Bårdsen, judge elected in respect of Norway, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court....