Article 6 – Par. 1

Judicial decisions must be enforced. Inaction of the authorities regarding the non-execution and non-delivery of the property to the owner violated the fair trial

JUDGMENT Nikoloudakis v. Greece  26.3.2020 ( no. 35322/12) see here  SUMMARY Rule of law and enforcement of judgments. The applicants, by irrevocable judgments, were recognized as owners of a property owned by their mother but had been encroached upon by third parties and ordered to return the property to them and demolish the illegal buildings […]

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Journalist’s condemnation for gloryfying violence and the kidnappers did not violated the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Altıntaş v. Turkey 10.03.2020 (no.  50495/08) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned a judicial fine imposed on Mr Altıntaş for an article published in 2007 in his periodical Tokat Demokrat, describing the perpetrators of the “Kızıldere events”, among others as “idols of the youth”. The events in question took place in March 1972, when […]

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Red card to Platini from Strasbourg! The penalty imposed on him was proportional

JUDGMENT Platini v. Switzerland 05.03.2020 (no. 526/18) see here SUMMARY The case concerned Michel Platini, a former professional football player, president of UEFA and vice-president of FIFA. Disciplinary proceedings had been brought against him in respect of a salary “supplement” of 2 million Swiss francs (CHF), received in 2011 in the context of a verbal […]

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Disciplinary proceedings against a notary for the transfer of public property to a monastery. The fair trial was not infringed

JUDGMENT Peleki v. Greece 05.03.2020  (no.  69291/12) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned disciplinary proceedings against the applicant, a notary by profession, after she was instrumental in the conveyance of State property to a monastery. The Court found that sufficiently thorough judicial scrutiny had been exercised by the Court of Appeal, which had remedied the […]

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Deprivation of the right to choose a defense lawyer and the national court’s formalism in the late appeal violated the ECHR

JUDGMENT Lobzhanidze and Peradze v. Georgia 27.02.2020 (no. 21447/11 and 35839/11) see here  SUMMARY Evidence, Appointment of Attorney, Appeal and Fair Trial. The applicants were convicted of forgery for a virtual sale of real estate. In addition, the first applicant was charged with the offense of bribery of judicial officers for attempting to influence a […]

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The Court intervenes on the substance of the criminal case. Non-examination of evidence, insufficient reasoning and lack of impartiality: Unfair trial

JUDGMENT Paixão Moreira Sá Fernandes v. Portugal 25.2.2020 (no. 78108/14) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s conviction for recording a conversation with a businessman who was offering him money to ensure that his brother, a Lisbon City Councillor, would withdraw his opposition to a contract that the businessman wished to conclude with the […]

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Systematically restricting the legal representation of the suspect in the pre trial proceedings: breach of the fair trial

JUDGMENT Mehmet Zeki Çelebi v. Turkey  28.1.2020  (no. 27582/07) see here  SUMMARY Fair trial and representation by a lawyer. The applicant was arrested on charges of involvement in terrorist organization, extortion and premeditated homicide. At the pretrial stage he requested legal representation but was not required by law and his apology was in the absence […]

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Reading pre-trial testimony from absent witnesses. Non-infringement of fair trial. Conditions for accepting depositions.

JUDGMENT Lobarev and others v. Russia 28.01.2020 (no. 10355/09, 14358/11, 12934/12, 76458/12, 25684/13 and 49429/14) see here  SUMMARY Fair trial and reading of testimony of absent witnesses. The applicants are Russian nationals. During the criminal trial in which they were indicted, pre-trial testimonies of absent witnesses were read and their conviction was heard. They complained about […]

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A judge has tried two cases with the same defendant. The fair trial was not violated and no discrimination was found.

JUDGMENT Alexandru Marian Iancu v. Romania 04.02.2020 (no. 60858/15) see here   SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s allegation that a judge who had been involved in convicting him in two sets of connected proceedings could not be impartial. The Court found that aside from the alleged similarity between the two sets of proceedings against […]

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Infringement of fair trial by lack of reasoning by the Court of Cassation for non-recognition of the benefit of mitigating circumstances.

JUDGMENT Felloni v. Italy 06.02.2020 (no. 44221/14) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned criminal proceedings which led to Mr Felloni’s conviction for driving while unfit through drink. Mr Felloni alleged that his prison sentence was the result of the retrospective application of harsher criminal legislation. In particular, he complained that he had not been granted […]

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