JUDGMENT Yam v. United Kingdom 16.01.2020 (no. 31295/11) see here SUMMARY Trial for intentional homicide trial was held behind closed doors for the testimony of some witnesses. The national court ruled that this part of the proceedings should have been held behind closed doors for reasons of national security. The Court in particular found that […]
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JUDGMENT Akif Hasanov v. Azerbaijan 19/09/2019 (no. 7268/10) see here SUMMARY Deadline for appeal and access to the documents in the case file. The applicant was sentenced to 5 days in prison for hooliganism. He appealed but he was never called to the hearing and was never served with the dismissal decision. He appealed before […]