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Ongoing detention of human rights defender violates the ECHR

JUDGMENT Kavala v. Turkey  10.12.2019 (no. 28749/18) see here SUMMARY In this case, Mr Kavala, a businessman who has been involved in setting up numerous nongovernmental organisations (“NGOs”) and civil-society movements which are active in promoting and protecting human rights, argued that his arrest and placement in pre-trial detention had been unjustified. The Court noted […]

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House arrest of an activist and over-limitations in his communication. Violation of the right to freedom and freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Navalnyy v. Russia 09.04.2019 (n. 2) (no. 43734/14) see here SUMMARY The case concerned Mr Navalnyy being held under house arrest during a criminal investigation against him and the restrictive measures imposed on him during that time. The Court found that the house-arrest order had not been justified, particularly in view of the fact […]

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The former Prime Minister of Georgia and the (rare) implementation of Article 18 of the ECHR. His temporary detention was used for a purpose other than that established.

JUDGMENT Merabishvili v. Georgia 28.11.2017 (no.72508/13) see here   SUMMARY  The applicant is one of the leaders of the former ruling party, the United Nations Movement (UNM), who for several months served as Georgia’s Prime Minister for a few months, and shortly afterwards he was on the opposition side. He was arrested after being prosecuted […]

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