Slovenia: Grand Chamber to examine inter-state case against Croatia concerning repayment of debts

The case concerns allegations of unfairness, a lack of impartiality and discrimination by the Croatian courts in proceedings brought by a Slovenian bank, Ljubljanska banka d.d., to collect debts owed by Croatian companies.

Court to trial new ‘friendly settlements’ procedure

Under the new system, the court’s registry will have the discretion to make a friendly settlement proposal when respondent governments are given notice1 of applications.

Italy: Court ruling in Rome property rights dispute

Human rights law was breached by Italian authorities “complete and prolonged failure” to evict 150 housing rights activists from a 8000 square metre building in Rome.

Court: Lithuanian border guards’ block on Russian migrants asylum applications violated human rights law

The case concerned a Russian family of seven who, after leaving Chechnya, tried on three separate occasions to seek asylum in Lithuania. Each time, they were refused the right to make an application at the border.

Court: Slovakian authorities failed to investigate possible racist motive in police officer’s anti-Roma killing spree

The case concerned a shooting spree in 2012 by an off-duty police officer at the home of a Roma family. The two applicants in the case, a married couple, were seriously injured and three members of their family were killed.