Article 3

Violent arrest by police. Videotape damage for the event. Insufficient investigation and violation of the procedural part of Article 3 of the ECHR

JUDGMENT Posa v. Hungary 07.07.2020 (app. no. 40885/16) see hre   SUMMARY Corporal violence by police officers. Destruction of video recording of the incident and disappearance of a forensic report. Insufficient research. Violation of procedural part of Article 3 of the ECHR. During his arrest, the applicant, accused of robbery, was dragged to the ground by […]

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Asylum seekers lived on the streets for several months without financial assistance despite legal provisions. Humiliating treatment from France

JUDGMENT N.H. and others v. France 02.07.2020 (app. no.28820/13, 75547/13 and 13114/15) see here  SUMMARY The applications concerned five asylum-seekers, single men, living in France. They complained that they had been unable to receive the material and financial support to which they were entitled under French law and had thus been forced to sleep rough […]

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Personal space in a cell from 1.72 to 2.76m consists of inhumane treatment. The act of a judge who reduced the defendant’s sentence did not consists lack of impartiality

JUDGMENT George-Laviniu  Ghiurău v. Romani 16.06.2020 (no.  15549/16) see here  SUMMARY Prison conditions. Fair trial, impartiality of judges and examination of witnesses. The applicant was sentenced to 2 years in prison for severe bodily harm. He appealed to Strasbourg, complaining of inadequate detention conditions, a lack of impartiality of judges in the second instance and […]

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Child protection associations. Autonomous de facto right to represent abused children for recourse before the ECtHR

JUDGMENT Association Innocence en Danger and Association Enfance et Partage v. France 04.06.2020 (no. 15343/15 and 16806/15) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the death in 2009 of an eight-year-old girl (M.) as a result of abuse by her parents. The applications were lodged by two French child protection associations. The Court found that the “report […]

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Necessity to exhaust internal remedies. States cannot be prosecuted in international courts for acts they did not have the opportunity to resolve in their own judicial systems

JUDGMENT Kaman v, Turkey  04.06.2020 (no. 29798/18) see here SUMMARY The case concerns the applicant’s custody on remand from 29 December 2017 until 25 October 2019, in the aftermath of the attempted coup d’état in July 2016. The Court reiterated that the rule on the exhaustion of domestic remedies was an indispensable part of the […]

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The repatriation of a foreigner who did not substantiate his allegations did not violate the ECHR. Violation due to insufficient research and no granting of an interpreter.

JUDGMENT M.S v. Slovenia and Ukraine 11.06.2020  (no.  17189/11) see here  SUMMARY Asylum applicant, rights of legal representation in a language understood by the applicant, procedural obligations of the State. The applicant, passing through Ukraine illegally, was arrested at the Slovak border. Return to Ukraine as the head of the first host country, where he […]

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Complaint of rape of a minor. Inadequate investigation and prosecution of a man accused of a more heinous crime than rape violated the procedural part of privacy and the prohibition of humiliating treatment.

JUDGMENT Z v. Bulgaria 28.05.2020  (no.  39257/17) see here  SUMMARY Ineffective judicial inquiry into vulnerable groups. Procedural part of prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment and respect for privacy. The applicant, a 13-year-old minor, complained to the competent prosecutor’s office that she had been raped by a friend of hers. He provided details and was […]

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Life prisoners must be isolated for 10 years for 22.5 hours every day and exit the cell only with handcuffs. A systematic problem of humiliating treatment!

JUDGMENT N.T. v. Russia 02.06.2020 (no. 14727/11) see here SUMMARY  The case concerned the applicant’s complaint about routine handcuffing and various aspects of his strict imprisonment regime, which had been applied to him for several years on the sole grounds of his life sentence. The Court found in particular that the Government had neither justified […]

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Failure to provide medical care to detainees constitutes inhumane and degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT Kadagishvili v. Georgia 14.05.2020 ( no. 12391/06) see here   SUMMARY Failure to provide medical care to detainees in accordance with their health problems is inhumane and degrading treatment. Detention of detainees and conditions of a fair trial. The first and third applicants were convicted of money laundering and held in high-security prisons. They […]

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Keeping prisoner in solitary confinement did not constitute inhuman and degrading treatment in breach of the Convention

JUDGMENT Astruc v. France 14.05.2020 (no. 5499/15) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that he was kept in solitary confinement, while imprisoned on remand, after hospital treatment. The measure sought to clarify how the applicant was procuring unauthorised items while in prison and to prevent this from continuing. The Court noted that, […]

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