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Mutu and Pechstein v. Switzerland

Switzerland: Public hearings allowed in disciplinary proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport

08/06/2020

During its Human Rights meeting of June 2020, the Committee of Ministers decided to end the supervision of the execution of the European Court’s judgment in Mutu and Pechstein v. Switzerland. This case concerned a violation of the right to a fair trial on account of the failure to hold a public...

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Lachiri v. Belgium

Belgian equality body submits new communication on case concerning freedom of religion

02/04/2020

The Belgian Interfederal Center for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism and Discrimination (UNIA) has submitted a new communication to the Committee of Ministers in the Lachiri case. This case concerns the applicant's exclusion from the courtroom of a tribunal for refusing to remove her...

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Yordanova and Others v. Bulgaria

Cases concerning home evictions and demolitions in Bulgaria are kept under scrutiny by Committee of Ministers

09/03/2020

During its Human Rights meeting of March 2020 the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers examined the Yordanova and Others group of cases against Bulgaria concerning the applicants’ home eviction or demolition orders and the potential violations of their private or family life. The Committee,...

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Duval v. France

France: NHRI submits a communication on medical transfer of detainees

14/02/2020

The Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté (CGLPL) submitted to the Committee of Ministers a communication, in the Duval case, relating to the security arrangements implemented during the medical transfer of detainees, including during consultations. This case concerns the European...

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Zhoglo v. Ukraine

Use of witness statements in criminal proceedings: Ukraine amended law following ECHR judgments

24/01/2020

On 22 January, given the fact that all individual measures were adopted, the Committee of Ministers ended the supervision of execution of the Zhoglo group of cases which concerned the applicants’ unfair trials and convictions based on statements of witnesses whom the applicants were not able to...

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Cirillo v. Italy and Scoppola v. Italy

Italy: Better prison conditions for persons in need of medical care

20/01/2020

During its Human Rights meeting of December 2019, the Committee of Ministers ended the supervision of execution of two groups of cases (Cirillo and Scoppola) concerning inadequate medical care and treatment provided to prisoners in Italy. The Committee of Ministers welcomed the successful...

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Velikova v. Bulgaria

Deaths and ill-treatment by the police: where does Bulgaria stand 19 years after landmark judgment by the European Court?

27/09/2019

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, in its latest meeting on the implementation of the European Court’s judgments that concluded on 25 September, adopted decisions in the Velikova group of cases. These cases concern mainly deaths and ill-treatment by law-enforcement officers and...

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Vukota-Bojić v. Switzerland

Switzerland improves law concerning surveillance of social-insurance benefit claimants

26/09/2019

During its Human Rights meeting of 23-25 September, the Committee of Ministers decided to end the supervision of execution of the Strasbourg Court’s judgment in Vukota-Bojić. The case concerned a violation of the applicant’s private life due to the lack of clarity in the law regulating the...

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Anchugov and Gladkov v. Russia

Russia abolished blanket ban on prisoners’ voting

26/09/2019

During its Human Rights meeting of 23 – 25 September, the Committee of Ministers ended its supervision of execution of the Strasbourg Court’s judgments of the group Anchugov and Gladkov. These cases concerned the blanket ban on voting in elections, imposed automatically on all convicted offenders...

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Howald Moor and Others v. Switzerland

Switzerland adopts measures to compensate asbestos victims

26/09/2019

During its Human Rights meeting of 23-25 September, the Committee of Ministers decided to end the supervision of execution of the Strasbourg Court’s judgment in Howald Moor and Others. This case concerned the non-access to courts of asbestos victims due to the ten-year limitation period which...

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