Chamber judgment concerning Norway
In the case of Høiness v. Norway, the Court found no violation of the right to respect for private life.
The applicant, a well-known lawyer, complained about the refusal of the Norwegian courts to establish the civil liability of the host of Hegnar Online after the publication on that forum of vulgar remarks about her.
Visit by a delegation of the Federal Labour Court of Germany21/03/2019
On 21 March 2019, a delegation of the Federal Labour Court of Germany, headed by its President, Ingrid Schmidt, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. The visiting Judges took part in roundtable discussions with Judges of the Court and members of the Registry....
Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium20/03/2019
On 20 March 2019, Didier Reynders, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Paul Lemmens, judge elected in respect of Belgium, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
Visit by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway to the ECHR18/03/2019
His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Norway paid an official visit to the European Court of Human Rights on 18 March 2019. After paying tribute to the Court’s former President Rolv Rysdal (Norwegian), he had a meeting with the judges, then addressed an audience of dignitaries from judicial, political and diplomatic circles....
Judgment concerning Romania19/03/2019
In the case of E.B. v. Romania, the Court found that the applicant’s accusations of rape had not been properly investigated and that she had been deprived of procedural safeguards. It thus found a violation of Articles 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) and 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the Convention....
Judgment concerning Latvia14/03/2019
In the case of Kangers v. Latvia the Court found a violation of the right to be presumed innocent.
The applicant complained of being found guilty of a repeat offence of driving while disqualified, when his appeal against an initial conviction for the same offence was still pending....
Referral to the Grand Chamber19/03/2019
On 18 March 2019 the Court accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of the case of Selahattin Demirtaş v. Turkey (no. 2).
The case concerns the applicant’s arrest and pre-trial detention. Currently detained in Edirne, at the time of the events he was one of the co-chairs of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a left-wing pro-Kurdish political party, and a member of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
The Court also decided to reject requests to refer 14 other cases....
The Court has declared inadmissible the application in the case of Campion v. France.
The applicant, a French national and a fairground-attraction owner by profession, complained of his conviction for making defamatory comments to the weekly magazine VSD against the economist and politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
The Court found that the applicant had not had a sufficient factual basis for asserting publicly that Mr Strauss-Kahn had committed acts capable of constituting bribery or trading in influence....