European Convention on Human Rights

ECHR admits application against Slovenia over judicial recusal

Ljubljana – The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has admitted an application against Slovenia over an alleged violation of the right to a fair hearing. The case concerns Constitutional Court judge Rok Čeferin’s failure to exclude himself from a case, the STA has learnt from the State Attorney’s Office.

'August 10' case/ Civic groups announce protest in front of Bucharest Tribunal: See you at ECHR

Several groups and civic associations announced that they will hold a protest in front of the Bucharest Tribunal on Wednesday in connection with this court's decision not to reopen the investigation in the "August 10" criminal case. The representatives of the civic associations also announce that they will sue Romania at the ECHR.

CHP leader poses five questions to Erdoğan regarding PKK killing in Gara

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Feb. 16 criticized the government for not taking the "necessary steps" to rescue 13 Turkish nationals that were killed by the illegal PKK group. The CHP leader has posed five questions to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and held him responsible over the incident.

European Court Rejects Albanian Ex-Judge’s Appeal Against Sacking

The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday dismissed claims by former judge Altina Xhoxhaj that her rights to a fair trial and to respect for private and family life were violated in 2018 when she was fired from the Albanian Constitutional Court after an investigation showed she owned properties whose cost could not be justified by her income.

Turkey's emergency state body settles 89% of inquiries

Turkey's Inquiry Commission on the State of Emergency Measures released a compilation of works it has carried out during three-year activity period, including the data analysis system, evaluation criteria, decision samples, and detection of illegal activities of FETÖ - the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in the country.

European Court Fines Serbia for Police Beating of Cannabis Suspect

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in a decision published on Tuesday that Serbian citizen Aleksandar Zlicic was subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment at a police station in the city of Novi Sad after he and his friend were arrested in 2014 for allegedly possessing cannabis.