Article 3

αστυνομική βία

The practice of police violence in the context of sedentary protests and the violation of the fundamental rights of the ECHR

JUDGMENT Annenkov and others v. Russia 25-07-2017 (no. 31475/10) see here  SUMMARY Sitting protest of Russian entrepreneurs not to demolish the local market and not to build a shopping mall. The male protesters were sentenced to administrative detention up to ten days and all women were sentenced to a fine. Many of the applicants were […]

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αστυνομική βία

Exercise of police violence and ineffective investigation to identify it in the light of the ECHR

JUDGMENT Smolentsev v. Russia 25-07-2017 (no. 46349/09)  see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s allegations of police violence. Mr Smolentsev suffers from a mental retardation from his childhood and has no legal capacity since 1999. His mother visited him at the police station and found that he had injuries and denounced the attack on her […]

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φυλακές

Long-term detention in a psychiatric institution without the required medical care constitutes degrading treatment

JUDGMENT Rooman v. Belgium 18-07-2017 (no. 18052/11)  see here  SUMMARY The case concerned proceedings brought by Mr Rooman on account of the lack of psychiatric care in the facility in which he was being detained. The Court found in particular that the national authorities had not provided adequate care for the detainee because of the lack […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

The Court condemns violations of the lack of investigation of the arrested applicant and of mistreatment by the police

JUDGMENT Sadkov v. Ukraine 06-07-2017 (no.  21987/05) see here  SUMMARY The applicant complained of human rights violations during his arrest, prosecution and conviction in respect of the crime of robbery and manslaughter. The ECtHR found that there had been a violation of Article 3 (procedural aspect – investigation) as the authorities failed to conduct an […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

Long waiting outside a police station for a person with disabilities consists of a degrading treatment

JUDGMENT Shalyavski and others v. Bulgaria  15-06-2017 (no. 67608/11) see here  SUMMARY Degrading  treatment of people with disabilities. A disable person waiting for 10 hours constantly inside a car outside the police station for police action is degrading treatment, as this behavior has caused him physical pain and public humiliation. Infringement of Article 3 of […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

Insufficient investigation of an attack that caused physical damages is a degrading treatment for the victim

JUDGMENT Kosteckas v. Lithuania 13-06-2017 (no. 960/13) see here SUMMARY Insufficient investigation of attacks and injuries. Distinctive treatment. The inability of the authorities to effectively investigate and prosecute the perpetrators who punctured and kicked the applicant’s head and body and injured him was a degrading treatment and a violation of Article 3 of the ECHR. […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

The impunity of police violence and … the punishment from the ECtHR

JUDGMENT Daşlık v. Turkey 13-06-2017 (no. 38305/07) see here  SUMMARY Police violence. Mistreatment of an arrested PKK member. The applicant filed a complaint of abuse of authority against the officers who questioned her, arguing that she had been tortured during her police detention, who eventually did not got punished. The ECtHR ruled that there has […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

Waiting 10 hours outside a police station for a disabled person consists of humiliating treatment

JUDGMENT Shalyavski κ.α. v. Bulgaria 15-06-2017 (no. 67608/11) see here  SUMMARY People with disabilities. Distinctive treatment. Long waiting outside the police station. Staying disabled for a 10-hour period in a car outside the police station awaiting police action consists of  degrading treatment and hence a violation of Article 3 of the ECHR, as this behavior […]

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κράτηση

Violence against prisoners and the civil obligations that … give rise to the criminal behavior of police officers

JUDGMENT Grecu v. The Republic of Moldova 30.05.2017 (no. 51099/10) see here   SUMMARY Illegal detention in police station for ten hours. Police violence. The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that she was illegally detained and was subjected to police violence for almost ten hours and was ill-treated by police. Ms. Grecu was arrested in the […]

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