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‘Abduction of Europa’ (Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Amsterdam - 1632 - fragment)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Rechtspraak Europa no. 2 - februari 2017 - verzorgd door het gerechtshof Amsterdam en het LBVr (European Courts' newsletter in Dutch)



Klik HIER voor de nieuwsbrief Rechtspraak Europa verzorgd door het gerechtshof Amsterdam en het LBVr met een overzicht van de rechtspraak van de afgelopen maand van het Europese Hof voor de Rechten van de Mens in Straatsburg en het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie in Luxemburg.

Friday, 27 January 2017

President Raimondi presents the ECtHR’s results for 2016


Speaking at the annual press conference of the European Court of Human Rights on 26 January 2017, President Raimondi took stock of the year 2016 and reported that the volume of incoming cases, after falling over the previous two years, had considerably increased. 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Removal of a child born from gestational surrogacy


Grand Chamber judgment - case of Paradiso and Campanelli v. Italy - no violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Hete kastanjes in de rechtspraak



"Wat vooral stoort is het modieuze dedain in ons land voor al datgene waar het internationale en  Europese recht in de kern voor staat. Wij vergeten in Nederland te snel en te makkelijk in hoeveel landen om ons heen het slecht is gesteld met grondrechten in het algemeen en rechten van minderheden in het bijzonder. Over die gezamenlijke verantwoordelijkheid van Nederland in de EU en in de Raad van Europa zou ik graag wat meer en wat vaker willen horen."

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Hoe scherp zijn de tanden van de slachtofferrichtlijn?



"Vooralsnog is het slachtoffer sterk aangewezen op de juridische creativiteit van zijn advocaat. Advocaten zullen zich in toenemende mate moeten verdiepen in het EU recht en het EVRM om de rechten van hun client  veilig te stellen." 

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Grand Chamber judgment in Hutchinson v. UK: Review of whole life sentences in the UK is compatible with the European Convention


In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Hutchinson v. the United Kingdom (application no. 57592/08) the European Court of Human Rights held, by 14 votes to 3, that there had been no violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Judgment Osmanoğlu and Kocabaş v. Switzerland - compulsory mixed swimming lessons and religious convictions



In  the case of Osmanoǧlu and Kocabaş v. Switzerland the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 9 (right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The judgment is available only in French. By refusing to exempt two Muslim pupils from compulsory mixed swimming lessons, the Swiss authorities had given precedence to the children’s obligation to follow the full school curriculum and had not infringed the right to freedom of religion.

Rechtspraak Europa no. 1 - januari 2017 - verzorgd door het gerechtshof Amsterdam en het LBVr (European Courts' newsletter in Dutch)


Klik HIER voor de nieuwsbrief Rechtspraak Europa verzorgd door het gerechtshof Amsterdam en het LBVr met een overzicht van de rechtspraak van de afgelopen maand van het Europese Hof voor de Rechten van de Mens in Straatsburg en het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie in Luxemburg.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Case of Eylem Kaya v. Turkey: systematic monitoring of a prisoner’s correspondence with her lawyer was disproportionate


The case of Eylem Kaya v. Turkey (only in French) concerned, in particular, the prison authorities’ systematic monitoring of a prisoner’s correspondence with her lawyer. Ms. Kaya, is a Turkish national who was born in 1975. When the application was lodged she was imprisoned in Çankırı (Turkey). In December 2005 Ms Kaya, a civil servant in the customs department, was arrested as part of an investigation into corruption. The next day she was questioned then placed in pre-trial detention. The State prosecutor brought criminal proceedings against her on charges of corruption and membership of a criminal organisation. In May 2006 the assize court convicted Ms Kaya of the charges against her and sentenced her to six years and 15 days’ imprisonment. The Court of Cassation upheld the judgment in December 2006. In June 2007 Ms Kaya handed over to the prison authorities a letter, intended for her lawyer, which concerned the power of attorney that was to be sent to the Court in the context of the present application. The applicant submitted a copy of that letter, which had been stamped with the word “seen” by the prison administration’s panel for reading prisoners’ correspondence.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Proceedings to dismiss a judge of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina were fair and did not interfere with his freedom of expression



In its decision in the case of Simić v. Bosnia and Herzegovina the European Court of Human Rights on 15 November 2016 unanimously declared the application inadmissible. The decision is final. The case concerned Mr Simić’s removal from office as a judge of the Constitutional Court. Relying in particular on Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair trial) and Article 10 (freedom of expression), Mr Simić alleged in particular that the proceedings to dismiss him had been unfair and that he had been removed from office because of statements he had made in public via the media criticising the Constitutional Court.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders found guilty of inciting discrimination


Today, Geert Wilders, the far-right politician who is seen as a likely contender to become prime minister when Dutch voters go to the polls next year, was convicted today of inciting discrimination and of insulting a group for saying that the Netherlands would be safer with fewer Moroccans.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Rechtspraak Europa no. 12 - december 2016 - verzorgd door het gerechtshof Amsterdam en het LBVr (European Courts' newsletter in Dutch)




Klik HIER voor de nieuwsbrief Rechtspraak Europa verzorgd door het gerechtshof Amsterdam en het LBVr met een overzicht van de rechtspraak van de afgelopen maand van het Europese Hof voor de Rechten van de Mens in Straatsburg en het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie in Luxemburg.