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The violent arrest and beating of her father by the police in front of the eyes of the nine-year-old daughter constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment against the minor!

JUDGMENT Α. v. Russia 12.11.2019 (no.  37735/09) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s allegation that she had been traumatised by witnessing her father’s violent arrest by the police when she was nine years old. The Court found that the applicant’s allegations were credible, but that the authorities’ only response had been to carry […]

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Risk of torture for an Afghan citizen who converted to Christianity if expelled to his country of origin. His return would constitute a violation of Article 3 of the ECHR.

JUDGMENT Α.Α. v. Switzerland 5/11/2019 (no.  32218/17) see here   SUMMARY  Asylum, fear of persecution, torture, religion. The applicant, an Afghan citizen, arrived in Switzerland and applied for asylum on the grounds of persecution in his country of origin if he returned because he had converted to Christianity. His application was rejected and in the appeal, the domestic […]

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The non investigaton of the applicant’s allegations from the domestic courts regarding ill treatment during pre trial detention is unacceptable in behalf of the Court

JUDGMENT Almaši v. Serbia  08.10.2019 (no.  21388/15) see here  SUMMARY Ill – treatment, unreliable testimony and right to representation. The applicant was arrested for illegal entry and of people smuggling.  At the preliminary investigation stage, he alleged that he had been ill- treated,  resulting in an unreliable testimony and complained that he was not allowed […]

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Detention conditions in a migrant center in Turkey for a mother and her three young children. Conviction by the Court.

JUDGMENT G.B. and others v. Turkey 17.10.2019 (no. 4633/15) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the immigration detention of a mother and her three young children pending their deportation from Turkey. They had been released after nearly four months following a series of challenges about the lawfulness of their detention before the domestic courts. The […]

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The domestic remedies available to detained migrants in emergency reception centers in Greece were neither accessible nor sufficient.

JUDGMENT Kaak and others v. Greece 3/10/2019 (no. 34215/16) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the conditions of detention of Syrian, Afghan and Palestinian nationals in the “hotspots” of Vial and Souda (Greece), and the lawfulness of their detention in those camps. The Court considered that the authorities had done all that could reasonably be […]

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The mentally ill offender cannot be deported without sufficient guarantees of effective access to appropriate care.

JUDGMENT Savran v. Denmark 1/10/2019 (no. 57467/15) see here   SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that owing to his mental health his rights would be violated if he were to be returned to Turkey. The Court found in particular that psychiatrists had recommended that the applicant receive close monitoring and follow-up in order […]

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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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Constant video surveillance of a prisoner constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment. The trial in camera must be reasoned, otherwise it infringes the fair trial.

JUDGMENT Izmestyev v. Russia (application no. 74141/10) of 27.08.2019 see here SUMMARY Video surveillance of a life prisoner with security cameras on a 24-hour basis, restrictions on his family visits, prolonged detention and trial in camera. The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of […]

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Violent beating of a citizen by police officers for personal reasons! Physical violence constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT  Gülkanat v. Turkey 09.07.2019 (no.38176/08) see here SUMMARY  Ill- treatment of a citizen by police officers  and cover up by senior officers. The applicant, who had not committed a crime, was led by police officers in a wooded area and was beaten for supposedly  harassing the sister in law of an officer.  When transferred to […]

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