Turkish opposition party complaint about April 2017 referendum on president’s powers declared inadmissible

The case of Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi v. Turkey (application no. 48818/17) concerned a complaint by a Turkish opposition party about the referendum held on 16 April 2017, on the modification and repeal of constitutional provisions dealing with presidential powers.

Germany: Grand Chamber hearing opens into lawfulness of convicted murderer’s preventive detention

Legal arguments have begun today in Strasbourg concerning a complaint against Germany which focusses on the lawfulness of a convicted murderer’s preventive detention.

Court: Georgia breached human rights of former Prime Minister Ivane Merabishvili

The case of Merabishvili v. Georgia (application no. 72508/13) concerned the arrest and pre-trial detention of a former Prime Minister of Georgia, Ivane Merabishvili, and his complaint that there had been ulterior purposes behind these measures.

Court: Camera surveillance of Montenegro lecture halls violated professors’ privacy

In its judgment in the case of Antović and Mirković v. Montenegro (application no. 70838/13) the European Court of Human Rights held by four votes to three, that there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Court set for decision on Nikolay Kavkazskiy’s human rights complaint against Russia

Activist Nikolay Kavkazskiy, detained following a protest against alleged presidential election rigging, will find out tomorrow the decision of Strasbourg judges on his human rights complaint.