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Serious injury of minor on a construction site. A thorough judicial investigation is required

JUDGMENT Zinatullin v. Russia 28.01.2020 (no. 10551/10) see here   SUMMARY Right to life and judicial protection. Insufficient criminal investigation and inadequate compensation. The applicant, only 14 years old, was seriously injured when he fell through a gap on the floor of an unfinished building near his school. The building belonged to the municipality of his […]

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Individuals with links to terrorist organizations are protected by the ECHR when their lives are at risk of deportation.

JUDGMENT M.A. and others v. Bulgaria 20.02.2020 (no. 5115/18) see here   SUMMARY The applicants belong to a Uighur minority, Muslims of Chinese nationality, residing in China. In their country of origin, they faced persecution because of their political and religious beliefs. As a result, they entered Turkey through Bulgaria, where they applied for asylum. The […]

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Injured children by grenade in residential area. Non-assignment of responsibilities and compensation. Ineffective research

JUDGMENT Vovk and Bogdanov v. Russia 11.02.2020 (no. 15613/10) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the authorities’ alleged failure to conduct an effective investigation into the explosion of a grenade in a residential area of Chita in April 2008 and their refusal to pay the victims compensation. The Court found that the investigating authorities had […]

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Illegal and excessive use of force by police officers and ineffective investigation into the death of a woman by police gun fire violated the right to life.

JUDGMENT Baysultanov v. Russia 04.02.2020 (no. 56120/13) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned a police operation to detain the leader of an illegal armed group, which resulted in the applicant’s wife being killed and the applicant being wounded. The Court found in particular that the Government had not proved that the police use of lethal […]

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The authorities’ ineffective investigation into the death of a prisoner violated the right to life. Torture of an Armenian man in a military police department cell

JUDGMENT Saribekyan and Balyan v. Azerbaijan  30.01.2020 (no. 35746/11) see here SUMMARY The case  concerned the death of the applicants’ son, an Armenian citizen, while in military police detention in Azerbaijan. The European Court of Human Rights held that there had been, by five votes to two, a violation of Article 2 (right to life) […]

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Ineffective investigation into two homicides. Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies for failure to apply to a Constitutional Court for compensation of relatives.

JUDGMENT Kušić and others v. Croatia 16.01.2020 (no. 71667/17), see here  SUMMARY In their application to the European Court, the Kušić family alleged that the investigation into the death of their family members had been ineffective and that the domestic remedy suggested by the Government for their grievance, a constitutional complaint, was not effective as […]

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Failure to suspend expulsion of an allien following judicial remedies violates the European Convention on Human Rights

JUDGMENT D. and others v. Romania 14.01.2020 (no. 75953/16) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned an order for the expulsion to Iraq of an Iraqi national following his conviction in Romania for having facilitated the entry to Romania of persons involved in terrorist activities (a migrant smuggling offence). The European Court of Human Rights held, […]

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Ill treatment of a soldier from a sergeant and from another soldier because he fell asleep on duty consists degrading treatment. Inadequate investigation into same soldier’s death violates procedural aspect of right to life

JUDGMENT Styazhkova v. Russia 14.01.2020 (no. 14791/04) see here SUMMARY The case of Styazhkova v. Russia concerned the applicant’s allegation that the official explanation of suicide for her son’s death during his military service was not convincing. The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: no violation of Article 2 (right […]

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The deportation of Iraqi to his country while his life was in danger, violated his right to life and constituted degrading and inhumane treatment.

JUDGMENT Ν.Α. v. Finland 14.11.2019 (no. 25244/18) see here SUMMARY The Court found in particular that the Finnish authorities had not carried out a thorough enough assessment of the individual risks faced by the applicant’s father in Iraq although they had accepted his account of having faced two near deadly attacks in a context of […]

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