Article 3

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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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Wild beating of suspect during police interrogation for attempted rape of a minor. 8 years of ineffective investigation by the authorities regarding the conditions of the injuries constitutes inhumane and degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT  Gogaladze v. Georgia 18.07.2019 (no.8971/10) see here SUMMARY  Ill -treatment of a suspect for the offense of raping a minor by  police officers. The applicant was arrested and interrogated for the offense of the rape of a minor. Two months after the incident and while he was in pre –trial detention, he complained of […]

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The non-extradition of a murder suspect from Belgium to Spain did not have a sufficient real basis.

JUDGMENT  Romeo Castaño v. Belgium 09.07.2019 (no. 8351/17) see here SUMMARY  Not extradiction of a murder suspect. Incomplete research for extradiction. The negative decision did not have a sufficient real basis. Infringement of the procedural aspect of the right to life. The applicants complained that their right to effective investigation had been violated due to […]

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In absentia conviction. Non violation of fair trial as the absence of the convicted from the court was his choice. His detention with a view to extradition without a court order violated his right to freedom and security.

JUDGMENT Kislov v. Russia 09.07.2019 (no. 3598/10) see here   SUMMARY  Passive bribery of a civil servant. His in absentia conviction for passive bribery and forgery. Provisional detention in Russia with a view to extradition to Belarus without a court order. The applicant was accused of passive bribery of an official and was convicted in absentia […]

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Rape, abduction and harassment of a woman from her former partner. Threats against her, cutting her car brakes with the purpose to kill and forced abortion. The Court has condemned the authorities’ indifference to domestic violence. Unfair and degrading treatment of a woman.

JUDGMENT  Volodina v. Russia 09.07.2019 (no. 41261/17) see here   SUMMARY  Domestic Violence and Discrimination Against Women. Insufficient legal status to deal with. The applicant complained that the Russian authorities had not protected her from repeated violent attacks, abductions, rapes and threat on behalf of her former partner.The Court found that the applicant had been subjected […]

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The state has taken adequate measures to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse. No violation of the ECHR.

JUDGMENT  Α and Β v. Croatia 20-06-2019 (no. 7144/15) see here SUMMARY  Complaint about inaction by the Croatian authorities in allegations of sexual abuse of children. The Court noted that the authorities had taken measures to address conflicting claims of a situation involving complaints from a mother about the sexual abuse of her child by […]

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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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Not releasing of a life sentenced prisoner consists of inhuman and degrading treatment. The sentenced person must always have the possibility of dismissing and granting a release

JUDGMENT Marcello Viola v. Italy 13.06.2019 (n 2) (no. 77633/16) see here   SUMMARY  Revision of life sentence. Inhuman and degrading treatment. The applicant has been sentenced to life imprisonment for serious offenses related to mafia criminal activities and murder, kidnapping, etc. His continued requests for prison leave and release on licence were rejected on […]

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