Article 5

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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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The prolonged 4.5-year temporary detention is excessive and unjustifiable and violates the ECHR

JUDGMENT Lisovskij v. Lithuania 2-5-2017 (no. 36249/14) see here  SUMMARY Temporary detention lasting 4.5 years with continued extensions is excessive and violates Article 5 (3) of the ECHR, as this duration is excessive and unjustified. PROVISION Article 5 par. 3 PRINCIPAL FACTS The applicant, Genrik Lisovskij, is a Lithuanian national who was born in 1987 […]

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Practices of physical and psychological abuse of the accused by the police constitute degrading treatment

JUDGMENT Zherdev v. Ukraine 27-04-2017 (no. 34015/07) see here  SUMMARY  Degrading treatment by the police. The applicant, who was found guilty of robbery and homicide and sentenced to 13 years in prison, has filed with the ECtHR complaints about police pre-trial (physical and psychological abuse by the police authorities in order to extract his confession) […]

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The stereotypical and short justification of decisions to detain asylum seekers is compatible with the ECHR.

JUDGMENT Thimothawes v. Belgium 04-04-2071 (no. 39061/11)[1] see here  SUMMARY  Detention and deportation. Asylum. The Belgian authorities decided to deport and detain  of an Egyptian national in a designated detention center, who had submitted a series of asylum applications to the Belgian authorities, but were rejected. The Court considered that there had been no violation of […]

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φυλακές

Asylum seekers’ detention in Moscow airport transit zone was unlawful, inhuman and degrading

JUDGMENT Z.A. and others v. Russia 21-03-2017 (no. 61411/15, 61420/15, 61427/15, and 3028/16) see here  SUMMARY  The case Z.A. and Others v. Russia (application nos. 61411/15, 61420/15, 61427/15, and 3028/16) concerned complaints brought by four individuals from Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Somalia and Syria who were travelling via Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and were denied entry into Russia. […]

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φυλακές

The right of the prisoner to correspond with his lawyer

JUDGMENT Porowski v. Poland 21-03-2017 (no. 34458/03) see here  SUMMARY  Provisional detention. Duration. Right of a prisoner in correspondence. The applicant filed numerous complaints about the criminal proceedings against him. He was arrested and charged with two different procedures. He was provisionally detained for both proceedings. Relying in particular on Article 5 (right to liberty […]

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φυλακές

Border-zone detention of two asylum-seekers was unlawful and their removal from Hungary to Serbia exposed them to the risk of inhuman and degrading reception conditions in Greece

JUDGMENT Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary 14-3-2017 (no. 47287/15) see here  SUMMARY  The case concerned the border-zone detention for 23 days of two Bangladeshi asylum-seekers as well as their removal from Hungary to Serbia. In today’s Chamber judgment in the case the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of […]

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Accidental imprisonment in a psychiatric hospital constitutes an improper detention of the convict

JUDGMENT V.Κ. v. Russia 04-04-2017 (no. 9139/08) see here SUMMARY Right to liberty and security. Unlawful detention. Accidental confinement in a psychiatric hospital. The inadvertent placement of the applicant in a psychiatric hospital which diagnosed his mental disorder and submitted a request for a judicial decision to involuntarily imprison him in a psychiatric clinic, coupled […]

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