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 […]
Exclusion of a candidate from parliamentary elections without sufficient guarantees. Violation of the right to free elections
JUDGMENT Abil v. Azerbaijan 5.12.2019 (no. 2) (appl. no. 8513/11) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant being disqualified from running in parliamentary elections. The Court found that the procedures used by the election authorities, who had found the applicant liable for illegal campaigning before the permitted date, which had led to his disqualification, […]
Right of access to the case file with a view to appeal before the ECtHR. Obstructing it constitutes an infringement of the right of appeal.
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 […]
Attorneys are not admitted to the Bar Association because of their critical statements about the status of lawyers. Violation of freedom of expression.
JUDGMENT Hajibeyli and Aliyev v. Azerbaijan 19.04.2018 (no. 6477/08 and 10414/08) see here SUMMARY Freedom of expression of lawyer. Rejection of a request for membership of a Bar Association due to views they had expressed and criticized the status of the legal profession in their own country. Violation of Article 10 (Freedom of Expression) and […]