JUDGMENT Μ.Κ. and others v. Poland 23.07.2020 (app. no. 40503/17, 42902/17 and 43643/17) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the repeated refusal of Polish border guards on the border with Belarus to admit the applicants, who had come from Chechnya and had asked for international protection. The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that […]
Delayed execution of a court decision and unenforced decision violate a fair trial. The authorities have an obligation to assist in the execution of court decisions
JUDGMENT Safonov and Safonova v. Ukraine 18.06.2020 (app. no. 24391/10) see here SUMMARY Enforcement of judgments, fair trial and right of appeal. The applicants, owners of an apartment, appealed to the domestic courts for recognition of their ownership. They were recognised as the owners of the property with irrevocable decisions, however the Inventory Office refused […]
Limited cell space less than 3 sq.m. per person, constitutes degrading treatment. Violation of Article 13 for lack of effective remedy
.UDGMENT Lautaru and Seed v. Greece 23.07.2020 (ap. no. 29760/15) see here SUMMARY Conditions of detention, supervising prοsdecutor and actual appeal. The applicants were detained in various detention facilities in a limited space of less than 3 sq.m. per person, due to overcrowding in those prisons. They also complained about unsanitary conditions, limited and inadequate […]
Andraž Teršek, Associate Professor of Law, University of Primorska Slovenia, email: email@example.com Jurij Toplak, Professor of Law, University of Maribor Slovenia, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Introduction The right to an effective legal remedy and the right to access court, guaranteed by Articles 13 and 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, require that the law […]
The retroactive application of a law by which the owners receive within a time-frame of 10 years as compensation for expropriation 10% of the value of the property does not violate the ECHR! An alarming decision by the Court
JUDGMENT Beshiri v. Albania 07.05.2020 ( application no. 29026/06 and 11 other applications) see here SUMMARY The applicants were real estate owners whose property were expropriated for reasons of public interest. For a long time they had not been compensated and although they had succeeded in issuing irrevocable decisions that gave justice to them, they […]
Detention conditions in Russia. Adoption of a new legislation to compensate detainees for detention conditions after the Court’s convictions!
JUDGMENT Shmelev and others v. Russia 09.04.2020 (no. 41743/17 and 16 others) see here SUMMARY The case concerned a new law introduced in Russia at the end of 2019 in response to the European Court of Human Right’s leading judgments on improper conditions of detention. The law allows prisoners to claim compensation for inadequate conditions […]
Court decisions regarding others, referred to the applicant’s guilt without her being a party. Violation of the presumption of innocence and action for damages.
JUDGMENT Januškevičienė v. Lithuania 03.09.2019 (no. 69717/14) see here SUMMARY Presumption of innocence and lawsuit for violations. Non-exhaustion of internal remedies. The possibility of bringing an action for infringement of the presumption of innocence and having regard to the positive case-law of national courts which have awarded damages for infringement of the presumption of innocence […]
JUDGMENT Rodionov v. Russia 27.08.2019 (no. 9106/09) see here SUMMARY Request for revision of an ECHR judgment pursuant to Rule 80 of the Rules of Court. The applicant’s mother complained that she had been unable to enforce the decision because of her son’s death and argued that as his heir she should receive the sums […]
State party surveillance in order to detect endeavours hostile to the constitution. Appeals for failure to exhaust domestic remedies are inadmissible.
JUDGMENT Alternative für Deutschland v. Germany 04.07.2019 (no. 57939/18) see here SUMMARY German party surveillance suspected of hostile endeavours against the Constitution. Non-exhaustion of internal remedies. The case concerned public comments by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution about its suspicion of endeavours hostile to the constitution by the applicant party. The Court found […]
Pre-trial detention should serve the needs of criminal investigation, not the public’s thirst for revenge and punishment. Unreasonable justification of the detention.
JUDGMENT Cîrstea v. Romania 23-07-2019 (no. 10626/11) see here SUMMARY The applicant’s placement in pre-trial detention in the proceedings which followed a dramatic fire in a neonatal intensive-care ward where she was responsible for monitoring care. The Court reiterated its previous finding that domestic courts were required to give specific reasons for finding that public […]