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					                        EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

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                                                                                         16.6.2008

                             Press release issued by the Registrar

          CASE ACCEPTED FOR REFERRAL TO THE GRAND CHAMBER

The following case has been referred to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human
Rights:

   
       Mooren v. Germany (application no. 11364/03)

At its last meeting, the Grand Chamber panel of five judges accepted the above case for
referral to the Grand Chamber, under Article 431 of the European Convention on Human
Rights. The panel also adjourned one case:

    Aksakal v. Turkey (no. 51967/99) 
       Teren

Judgments in a further 50 cases, listed at the end of the press release, are now final2, after
requests for them to be referred to the Grand Chamber were rejected.

1. Case accepted by the Grand Chamber

Mooren v. Germany

The applicant, Burghard Theodor Mooren, is a German national who was born in 1963 and
was living in Mönchengladbach (Germany) at the time of his application to the Court.

The case concerns the applicant’s complaint about the unlawfulness of his pre-trial detention
following his arrest in July 2002 on suspicion of tax evasion.

In a judgment of 13 December 2007, (see press release no. 917), the Court held by five votes
to two that there had been no violation of Article 5 § 1 (right to liberty and security) of the
European Convention on Human Rights. The Court held unanimously that there had been two
violations of Article 5 § 4 of the Convention on account of the lack of speedy review of the
lawfulness of the applicant’s detention and the refusal to grant access to the case files in those
review proceedings.

The case was referred to the Grand Chamber at the applicant’s request.

The text of the Chamber judgment and corresponding press release is available on the Court’s
Internet site: http://www.echr.coe.int.

2. Cases rejected by the Grand Chamber

Driza v. Albania (no. 33771/02), judgment of 13 November 2007
Dybeku v. Albania (no. 41153/06), judgment of 18 December 2007

Ramadhi and Others v. Albania (no. 38222/02), judgment of 13 November 2007

Paykar Yev Haghtanak Ltd. v. Armenia (no. 21638/03), judgment of 20 December 2007

Maslenkovi v.Bulgaria (no. 50954/99), judgment of 8 November 2007

Biondić v. Croatia (no. 38355/05), judgment of 8 November 2007

Josephides v. Cyprus (no. 33761/02), judgment of 6 December 2007

Maumousseau and Washington v. France (no. 39388/05), judgment of 6 December 2007

S.V.I. PLÉLO-CADIOU v. France (no. 12876/04), judgment of 22 November 2007

Oganova v. Georgia (no. 25717/03), judgment of 13 November 2007

Sampsonidis and Others v. Greece (no. 2834/05), judgment of 6 December 2007

Z.A.N.T.E. – Marathonisi A.E. v. Greece (no. 14216/03), judgment of 6 December 2007

Bocellari and Riza v. Italy (no. 399/02), judgment of 13 November 2007

Cresci v. Italy (no. 35783/03), judgment of 13 November 2007

Melegari v. Italy (no. 17712/03), judgment of 13 November 2007

Pasculli v. Italy (no. 36818/97), judgment of 4 December 2007

Perry v. Latvia (no. 30273/03), judgment of 8 November 2007

Popovici v. Moldova (nos. 289/04 and 41194/04), judgment of 27 November 2007

Timpul Info-Magazin and Anghel v. Moldova (no. 42864/05), judgment of 27 November
2007

A.B. v. Poland (no. 33878/96), judgment of 20 November 2007

Luczak v. Poland (no.77782/01), judgment of 27 November 2007

Rydz v. Poland (no. 13167/02), judgment of 18 December 2007

Aleksandrova v. Russia (no. 28965/02), judgment of 6 December 2007

Grishin v. Russia (no. 30983/02), judgment of 15 November 2007

Ismailova v. Russia (no. 37614/02), judgment of 29 November 2007

Khamidov v. Russia (no.72118/01), judgment of 15 November 2007
Khamila Isayeva v. Russia (no. 6846/02), judgment of 15 November 2007

Knyazev v. Russia (no. 25948/05), judgment of 8 November 2007

Kukayev v. Russia (no. 29361/02), judgment of 15 November 2007

Lebedev v. Russia (no. 4493/04), judgment of 25 October 2007

Lind v. Russia (no. 25664/05), judgment of 6 December 2007

Liu and Liu v. Russia (no. 42086/05), judgment of 6 December 2007

OOO PKG « Sib Yukass » v. Russia (no. 34283/05), judgment of 8 November 2007

Subocheva v. Russia (no. 2245/05), judgment of15 November 2007

Ustalov v. Russia (no. 24770/04), judgment of 6 December 2007

Urbárska obec Trenčianske Biskupice v. Slovakia (no. 74258/01), judgment of 27 November
2007

Tomažič v. Slovenia (no. 38350/02), judgment of 13 December 2007

Nankov v. « the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia » (no. 26541/02), judgment of
29 November 2007

Stojkovic v. « the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia » (no. 14818/02), judgment of
8 November 2007

Erkan Soylu v. Turkey (no. 74657/01), judgment of 18 December 2007

Evcimen v. Turkey (no. 21865/02), judgment of 29 December 2007

K.Ö v. Turkey (no. 71795/01), judgment of 11 December 2007

Köseoğlu v. Turkey (no. 73283/01), judgment of 20 November 2007

Meral v. Turkey (no. 33446/02), judgment of 27 November 2007

Nacaryan and Deryan v. Turkey (nos. 19558/02 and 27904/02), judgment of 8 January 2008

Nur Radyo ve Televiziyon Yayinciliği A. Ş. v. Turkey (no. 6587/03), judgment of
27 November 2007

Nurettin Aldemir and Others v. Turkey (nos. 32124/02, 32126/02, 32129/02, 32132/02,
32133/02, 32137/02 and 32138/02), judgment of 18 December 2007

Özgür Radyo – Ses Radyo Televizyion Yayin Yapim ve Tanitimi A. Ş. v. Turkey
(no. 11369/03), judgment of 4 December 2007
Şencan v. Turkey (no. 7436/02), judgment of 13 December 2007

Orel v. Ukraine (no. 39924/02), judgment of 15 November 2007


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Further information about the Court can be found on its Internet site
(http://www.echr.coe.int).3

Press contacts

Tracey Turner-Tretz (telephone: 00 33 (0)3 88 41 35 30)
Paramy Chanthalangsy (telephone: 00 33 (0)3 90 21 54 91)
Sania Ivedi (telephone: 00 33 (0)3 90 21 59 45)

The European Court of Human Rights was set up in Strasbourg by the Council of Europe
Member States in 1959 to deal with alleged violations of the 1950 European Convention on
Human Rights.
1
  Under Article 43 of the European Convention on Human Rights, within three months from
the date of a Chamber judgment, any party to the case may, in exceptional cases, request that
the case be referred to the 17-member Grand Chamber of the Court. In that event, a panel of
five judges considers whether the case raises a serious question affecting the interpretation or
application of the Convention or its protocols, or a serious issue of general importance, in
which case the Grand Chamber will deliver a final judgment. If no such question or issue
arises, the panel will reject the request, at which point the judgment becomes final. Otherwise
Chamber judgments become final on the expiry of the three-month period or earlier if the
parties declare that they do not intend to make a request to refer.



2
 Under Article 44 § 2 (c) of the European Convention on Human Rights, the judgment of a
Chamber shall become final when the panel of the Grand Chamber rejects the request to refer
under Article 43.



3
    These summaries by the Registry do not bind the Court.

				
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