France: Judges make €30,000 award to financial analyst after double prosecution, double conviction rights breach

The case concerned the right not to be tried or punished twice (ne bis in idem). The applicant, Antoine Nodet, a financial analyst, was fined by the financial markets regulator, the AMF, for manipulation of a share price, and subsequently by criminal courts for the offence of obstructing the proper operation of the stock market by the same action.

Court: Vincent Lambert – request for interim measures rejected

In the case of Lambert and Others v. France (application no. 21675/19), the family asked the European Court of Human Rights under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court to indicate to the French State the immediate application of the interim measures demanded of France by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on 3 May 2019.

France: European court rejects Vincent Lambert family’s bid to suspend treatment withdrawal

The European Court of Human Rights decided to reject the requests for interim measures that it received from the appllicants. Vincent Lambert sustained serious head injuries in a road-traffic accident on 29 September 2008, which left him tetraplegic and in a state of complete dependency. In 2014 his condition was described as vegetative.

France: Court gives green light to terrorism suspect’s Algeria return

The case concerns the applicant’s planned deportation to Algeria after he was convicted in France in 2015 for participating in acts of terrorism and was permanently banned from French territory.

France: Court delivers first advisory opinion on surrogacy rights row

The European Court of Human Rights declared today that states are not required to register the details of the birth certificate of a child born through gestational surrogacy abroad in order to establish the legal parent-child relationship with the intended mother. According to the Strasbourg judges, adoption may also serve as a means of recognising that relationship.