Article 2

The father’s failure to participate in the investigation regarding his son’s murder by the police violated his right to life.

JUDGMENT Fountas v. Greece 3-10-2019 (no. 50283/13) see here SUMMARY The police shot the applicant’s son. According to the ECtHR, the national authorities had not dealt with the case to the extent required, although they had fulfilled their obligation to carry out a thorough investigation into the killing, which led to the finding that the […]

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Abduction and multi-year detention of a sitizen until his murder. Violation of the right to life due to the failure to conduct effective investigations into the abduction and arrest of abductors and the investigation of the circumstances of the murder.

JUDGMENT Olewnik-Cieplinska and Olewnik v. Poland 05.09.2019 (no. 20147/15) see here  SUMMARY Abduction, detention by the kidnappers for a long time and the killing of the abductee despite the payment of ransom by his relatives. The case concerns the abduction of the applicants’ brother and son. The victim was abducted in 2001, when he was 25 years old. He […]

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Conviction of a deceased (!) violates the fair trial. Presumption of innocence guarantees lack of criminal responsibility after the defendant’s death.

JUDGMENT Magnitskiyiy and others v. Russia  27.08.2019 (no. 32631/09 and 53799/12) see here SUMMARY  Conviction of the deceased. Criminal responsibility does not remain after the defendant death. This dictates the presumption of innocence. Conviction of the accused after his death violates the right to a fair trial as criminal proceedings require the defendant to participate. […]

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Homocide and investigation in order for the case to be solved. The refusal to conduct a second investigation does not constitute a breach of the right to life.

JUDGMENT  Miller v. United Kingdom  25.07.2019 (no. 32001/18) see here SUMMARY  19-year-old murder and investigation. The applicant complained under Article 2 of the ECHR (right to life) that the United Kingdom authorities had not conducted an effective investigation into the killing of his  son and other members of the Royal Military Police (RMP) in Iraq […]

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Serious injury from car accident. Research on accident conditions. Archiving the case after thorough proceedings and full examination and recording of the evidence did not violate the right to life of the applicant.

JUDGMENT Nicolae Virgiliu Tănase v. Romania 25.06.2019 (no. 41720/13) see here  SUMMARY  Road  traffic accident with severe body injuries. The applicant was involved in a road traffic accident when a moving car crashed  heavily into the back of his car shunting it, into the back of a parked  military lorry. He suffered serious injuries and […]

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The inadequate investigation of a patient’s death in a hospital consists of a violation of the right to life

JUDGMENT  Prizreni v. Albania  11.06.2019 (no. 29309/16) see here   SUMMARY Death of a hospitalized patient under non specified conditions. Authorities’  failure to carry out an adequate and effective investigation into the circumstances of the death and his treatment. Protection of life. The applicant’s brother passed away while being hospitalised for serious illness. The forensic investigation […]

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The deadly shot by an officer has violated the right to life. The inability to claim compensation for mental illness has violated the right to an effective remedy

JUDGMENT  Mirzoyan  v. Armenia 23.05.2019 (no. 57129/10) see here SUMMARY Protection of life. Positive obligation of the state. The applicant’s son served his compulsory military service and was sho by a senior officer on duty. The national courts have rejected the death sentence of the deceased’s father for compensation for mental illness. The European Court […]

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The inconvenience of an academician in the prisons of Azerbaijan. Serious violations of the ECHR

JUDGMENT Mammadov and others v. Azerbaijan 21.02.2019 (no. 35432/07) see here SUMMARY The case Mammadov and Others v. Azerbaijan (application no. 35432/07) concerned an Azerbaijani academic who complained that he had been arrested in 2007, held in unacknowledged detention for 24 hours and then sentenced to 15 days’ administrative detention which he had spent in […]

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