Article 5

Gülelen and a secret extradition of five teachers from Moldova to Turkey because of alleged ties with the movement. Violation of the ECHR.

JUDGMENT  Ozdil and others v. The Republic of Moldova 11.06.2019 (no. 42305/18) see here  SUMMARY  Extradition of  five Turkish professors who were wanted by the Turkish authorities for alleged ties to the Fethullah Gülen movement. The Court found in particular that the arrest of the applicants and the speed of their extradition from Moldova to Turkey […]

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Inadmissibility appications before the ECtHR if similar allegations have been lodged before other jurisdictions, such as the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

JUDGMENT  Doğan and Çakmak v. Turkey 06.06.2019 (no. 28484/10 and 58223/10) see here SUMMARY  Inadmissible applications  because the applicants had already filed a similar complaint before  another jurisdiction. Attempt of a military coup in Turkey. The Court found that the actions brought by the applicants were essentially the same as the petitions submitted to the […]

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The Greek adventure of minor refugees. Degrading conditions of detention in police stations

JUDGMENT  Sh.D and  Others v. Greece, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia (no. 14165/16) see here SUMMARY Detention conditions for minors and degrading treatment. Detention conditions in Greece, five unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan. With regard to the complaints against Greece under Articles 3 and 5 § 1 of the ECHR, the Court considered […]

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The amendment of a decision with a change in the date of commencement of the merging sentence in absentia of the accused violated the right to a fair trial.

JUDGMENT  Kereselidze v. Geogia 28.03.2019 (no. 39718/09) see here SUMMARY Amendment of the starting of a period for calculating a prison sentence in absentia of the accused. Extending the applicant’s detention, since, as a result of an amendment, the date of commencement of the sentence was calculated as the date of the imposition of the […]

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Temporary detention without a judicial decision violated Article 5 of the ECHR. No State liability for violating the presumption of innocence of an accused coming from a newspaper

JUDGMENT  Mityanin and Leonov v. Russia  07.05.2019  (no. 11436/06 and 22912/06) see here SUMMARY  Arrest of the applicants for armed robbery as members of a criminal organization and temporary detention without a judicial decision. Article in a newspaper with a photograph of the accused in wich he was  described as guilty. The European Court of […]

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The confinement of a detainee to a security wing for preventive protection of third parties and without legislative provision violates the right to freedom (Article 5 § 1 of the ECHR)

JUDGMENT Τ.Β. v. Switzerland 30.04.2019 (no. 1760/15) see here SUMMARY The case concerns the applicant’s “placement for assistance purposes” in the period from April 2014 to April 2015. The Court observed that the applicant had been placed in the security wing of the prison solely on the ground that he represented a danger for others. […]

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The unwarranted dissolution of a demonstration without warning for the dissolution and the unjustified use of force violated the right to freedom of assembly

JUDGMENT Ter-Petrosyan v. Armenia 25.04.2019 (no. 36469/08) see here SUMMARY Right to assembly. Dissolving the demonstration led by the former Armenian President and opposition leader. The protest was about  election fraud. According to the ECtHR, the right to freedom of assembly was violated, since the dissolution was unjustified, there was no warning for its dissolution […]

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European arrest warrant and the ECHR.

JUDGMENT Β.Α.Α. v. Romania 18-04-2019 (no. 70621/16) see here SUMMARY Complaint of the applicant concerning an arrest warrant issued by the Romanian authorities. The Court considered that the authorities complied with the ECHR criteria when issuing an arrest warrant against the applicant, which eventually took place in the United Kingdom under a European arrest warrant. […]

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The detention of a Supreme Judge in Turkey was illegal and violated the right to freedom and security. Important decision .

JUDGMENT Alparslan Altan v. Turkey 16-04-2019 (no. 12778/17) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the detention of a Turkish Constitutional Court judge following the attempted coup of 15 July 2016. Mr Altan was deprived of his liberty primarily on suspicion of membership of an armed terrorist organisation, FETÖ/PDY. The Constitutional Court found that this constituted […]

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Arbitrary detention of an eight year old child in a police station for a whole day. Violation of the right to freedom and security

JUDGMENT Tarak and Depe v. Turkey 09.04.2019 (no. 70472/12) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the detention of an eight-year-old child, Birtan Sinan Depe. He was taken to a police station following a search carried out at the home of neighbour to whom his mother had entrusted him. He was detained alone in the station […]

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