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Chamber judgment concerning Turkey

HRB Ceiling



In the case of Şık v. Turkey the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to liberty and security, and a violation of freedom of expression.


The case concerned the pre-trial detention of the journalist Ahmet Şık, who was suspected of disseminating propaganda in favour of organisations considered to be terrorist organisations or of assisting them through articles and interviews published in the Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet and social media posts, all of which criticised government policy.

Press release



On 28 October 2020 the President of the French Republic announced a further lockdown lasting at least until 1 December 2020. While complying with all the health-related measures adopted by the host State, particularly prioritising teleworking and electronic communication, the Court will be continuing all its activities in keeping with the usual rules. Unlike during the previous lockdown, there are no plans for special adaptation of procedures or deadlines.


  • Judgment concerning Switzerland


    In the case of Bardali v. Switzerland the Court held that there had been no violation of the Convention. The case concerned the applicant’s conditions of detention in Champ-Dollon Prison in the Canton of Geneva.

    Press release


Other Information

  • Facts and Figures by State

    Facts and Figures by State

    To mark the German Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Court has produced a new publication: The ECHR and Germany in Facts and Figures. It is part of a series which provides a global overview of the Court’s work and the extent to which its judgments have an impact in each member State.

    ECHR and Germany

    Facts and Figures by State

    Documents in German

    European Convention - A living instrument (in German)

  • Lawless v. Ireland: first judgment of the ECHR

    Lawless v. Ireland: first judgment of the ECHR

    Exactly 60 years ago, on 14 November 1960, the Court delivered its first judgment, Lawless v. Ireland, with René Cassin as its President.

    The judgment concerned preliminary objections and procedural questions regarding the application, on which a judgment on the merits was delivered the following year.

    Since its inauguration the Court has delivered 23,291 judgments on just over 51,650 applications.

    Video Lawless v. Ireland


Grand Chamber

  • Forthcoming judgment

    Forthcoming judgment

    The Court will be delivering its Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Guðmundur Andri Ástráðsson v. Iceland on 1 December 2020.

    The case concerns the applicant’s allegation that the new Icelandic Court of Appeal (Landsréttur) which upheld his conviction was not established by law, having regard to irregularities in the appointment of one of the judges sitting on the bench. 

    Press release

    Webcast of the hearing (05/02/2020)

    Country profile - Iceland


Forthcoming Judgments & Decisions