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.

Montenegro: University professors await court judgement on camera surveillance human rights complaint

The case concerns an invasion of privacy complaint by two professors at the University of Montenegro’s School of Mathematics after video surveillance was installed in areas where they taught.

Italy: European Court hears Silvio Berlusconi’s human rights complaint

The Grand Chamber hearing in the case Berlusconi v. Italy (no. 58428/13) follows on from the 28 November 2012 Anticorruption Act (law no. 190 of 6 November 2012, named the “Severino Law” after the Minister of Justice) which entered into force.