Article 6

Autonomy of disciplinary action from the criminal procedure. An acquittal is not binding on disciplinary bodies that may impose disciplinary action

JUDGMENT Bonnemaison v. France 11.04.2019 (no. 32216/15) see here SUMMARY Autonomy of disciplinary proceedings from criminal. Decision of the Medical Association to strike of the applicant from the medical register. The applicant repeatedly injected lethal injections into patients to put an end to their suffering. Penalty of the doctor for six out of seven deaths. […]

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The state has to execute its irrevocable court decisions for damages without requiring further procedures for their execution

JUDGMENT Arnaboldi v. Italy 14.03.2019 (no. 43422/07) see here SUMMARY Non-execution of a court decision. Expropriation of property for the construction of a road. The applicant’s inability to obtain the indemnity finally granted to him by the national court. According to the Court, the refusal of the authorities to take the necessary measures to comply […]

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Judicial and private expert report. Taking into account by the courts of the expert report of the psychiatrist appointed by the authorities and the rejection of the report of the private psychiatrist violated the principle of equality of arms by creating an unfair disadvantage against the accused

JUDGMENT Hodžić v. Croatia 04.04.2019 (no. 28932/14) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the proceedings for the applicant’s confinement in a psychiatric hospital. The Court found in particular that, without obtaining another expert report addressing Mr Hodžić’s objections or giving him an opportunity to examine an “expert” on his behalf, his possibility to challenge the […]

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The exhaustion of domestic remedies, if they are effective, is a necessary condition for an individual appeal before the Court. Control by the ECtHR of the effectiveness of the non-appealed remedy

JUDGMENT  Szalontay v. Hungary 04.04.2019 (no. 71327/13) see here SUMMARY Exhaustion of domestic remedies and effective remedies. Three people were crushed to death  and died at a musical event. The applicant was convicted of murder by negligence of the deceased from the criminal courts. Although the applicant could file a constitutional complaint before the Constitutional […]

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Retrospective legislative intervention in a pending case violates the fairness of the case

JUDGMENT Dimopulos v. Turkey  02.04.2019 (no. 37766/05) see here SUMMARY Right to a fair trial. Retroactive legislative intervention against the applicant and registration of her property with the State. The ECtHR concluded that the legislative intervention in question, which definitively fixed retrospectively the dispute between the applicant and the State before the national courts, was […]

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The incorrect assessment of evidence of a drug convicted violated the fair trial

JUDGMENT  Kobiashvili v. Georgia 14.03.2019 (no. 36416/06) see here SUMMARY Drug conviction. The manner in which the basic evidence against the applicant was gathered calls into question the credibility and accuracy of the evidence. Procedural irregularities in the applicant’s personal investigation, inconsistent and contradictory evidence of the actual circumstances of the investigation, inadequate judicial control […]

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Unfair establishment of a Court of Appeal due to an illegal appointment of a judge. Infringement of Article 6 of the ECHR

JUDGMENT Guðmundur Andri Ástráðsson v. Iceland  12.03.2019 (no.  26374/18),  see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s allegation that the new Icelandic Court of Appeal (Landsréttur) was not established by law. The Court found in particular that the process by which a judge was appointed to the Court of Appeal had amounted to a flagrant […]

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The refusal of the courts to display the recorded video of the fight between the parties, violated the right of the accused to a fair trial

JUDGMENT  Abdullayev v. Azerbaijan  07-03-2019 (no. 6005/08) see here SUMMARY  The refusal of the courts to examine the video evidence. Prosecution and conviction of a former Parliament Member due to his fight with another Member during the parliamentary assembly. The Court found that the refusal of the national courts to examine the video evidence without […]

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The press release of the Ministry of Interior and the violation of the presumption of innocence

JUDGMENT Lolov and others v. Bulgaria 21.02.2019 (no. 6123/11) see here SUMMARY Presumption of innocence and family criminal organization. A family is accused of creating a criminal organization that favors tax evasion and extortion. They complaint that their presumption of innocence had been violated because of a press release issued by the Ministry of Interior, […]

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