Categoria: ECHR

The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) entered into force on September 3, 1953; it has binding effect on all (47) Member States of the Council of Europe. It grants the people of Europe a number of fundamental rights and freedoms (right to life, prohibition of torture, prohibition of slavery and forced labour, right to liberty and security, right to a fair trial, no punishment without law, right to respect for private and family life, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, right to marry, right to an effective remedy, prohibition of discrimination) plus some more by additional protocols to the Convention (Protocols 1 (ETS No. 009), 4 (ETS No. 046), 6 (ETS No. 114), 7 (ETS No. 117), 12 (ETS No. 177) and 13 (ETS No. 187)).The States are bound by the Court’s decisions. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe make sure that the decisions are properly executed. The european Court receives thousands of petitions annually, demonstrating the immense impact of the Convention and the Strasbourg Court.

On 16 November 2016 at 9.15 a.m.: Grand Chamber hearing in the case Lopes de Sousa Fernandes v. Portugal (no. 56080/13)

The applicant, Maria Isabel Lopes de Sousa Fernandes, is a Portuguese national who was born in 1969 and lives in Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal). On 26 November 1997 Ms Lopes de Sousa Fernandes’ husband was admitted to the hospital of Vila Nova de Gaia (CHVNG) to undergo a nasal polypectomy (extraction of nasal polyps). The operation went well and…

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Conditions for applying to the Strasbourg Human Rights Court: changes as of 1 January 2016

Some changes to the conditions for applying to the Court will be entering into force on 1 January 2016. They relate primarily to applications lodged by legal entities and those lodged by applicants who are represented by a lawyer from the outset of the proceedings. Although the amendments are minor, they will entail a change of the application form. As…

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Guida pratica per gli avvocati che rappresentano i ricorrenti dinanzi alla Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo (Consiglio degli Ordini Forensi Europei – CCBE)

Questa guida pratica è rivolta agli avvocati che intendono adire la Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo. Si tratta di una raccolta di domande e risposte contenente informazioni e consigli pratici sui procedimenti dinanzi ai giudici nazionali prima del ricorso alla Corte, su quelli dinanzi alla Corte stessa e sulla fase di esecuzione delle sentenze della Corte. Il manuale copre un…

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