Article 6 – Par. 1

δικηγόρος

Conviction of the applicant by the Second Instance Court, following an appeal brought by the Prosecutor in an acquittal decision. The court has violated the principle of fair trial because it did not re-examine the co-defendants and witnesses, but was content with their initial statements.

JUDGMENT  Júlíus Þór Sigurþórsson v. Iceland 16.07.2019 (no. 38797/17) see here SUMMARY Unfair competition, criminal conviction. The applicant was accused of unfair competition on collusion between corporate materials prices. He was acquitted at first instance but the Prosecutor appealed. The Second Instance Court, although was requested, did not re-examined the co-defendants and witnesses, but relied […]

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Does the non compliance with the examination procedure of witnesses affect the principal of fair trial?

JUDGMENT Shala v. Switzerland 25.07.2019  (no. 63896/12) see here SUMMARY  Failure to inform criminal trial witnesses of their right to consular assistance. Intentional homicide and fair trial. No infringement. The applicant is sentenced by the Swiss courts for murder in the context of a blood feud. Complaints of infringement of fair trial. The applicant criticized […]

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Electronic files with millions of data in a criminal trial and fair trial. Sufficient access to information and preparation time for the defendant’s lawyer.

JUDGMENT  Rook v. Germany 25.07.2019 (no. 1586/15) see here SUMMARY  File case with electronic records with millions of data in criminal proceedings. Information of the accused and copies of the data. The case concerned the fairness of criminal proceedings where around 80,000 items of telecommunication surveillance data had been produced and 14 million electronic files seized. […]

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φυλακές

Declaring part of a suspended prison sentence as served constituted sufficient redress for excessively long proceedings

JUDGMENT  Chiarello v. Germany  20-06-2019 (no. 497/17) see here SUMMARY Exceeding the length of the criminal proceedings. The Court found that the applicant could no longer claim to have been a “victim” within the meaning of Article 34 of the Convention, given that part of the suspended prison sentence wascharacterised by the Court as a penalty. […]

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Serious injury from car accident. Research on accident conditions. Archiving the case after thorough proceedings and full examination and recording of the evidence did not violate the right to life of the applicant.

JUDGMENT Nicolae Virgiliu Tănase v. Romania 25.06.2019 (no. 41720/13) see here  SUMMARY  Road  traffic accident with severe body injuries. The applicant was involved in a road traffic accident when a moving car crashed  heavily into the back of his car shunting it, into the back of a parked  military lorry. He suffered serious injuries and […]

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Judge in litigation against administrative courts! The refusal to examine proposed witnesses, the rejection of the requested oral hearing and the inadequate statement of reasons for the judgments violated the right to a fair trial.

JUDGMENT  Bileski v. North Macedonia 06.06.2019 (no. 78392/14) see here   SUMMARY  Violation of the fair trial by the administrative courts. Reasoning of  court judgments. Denial of examination of important witnesses. Dismissal of the oral hearing of the party. Alleged co-operation with the security services of the former Communist regime. In 2012, the Fact Verification Commission […]

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δικηγόρος

Judge impartiality. Participation in court panel, which examined bank executives, a judge whose son was a legal advisor to the same bank, raises suspicions of a lack of impartiality. Failure to examine a witness that was not essential does not violate the fair trial.

JUDGMENT Sigurður Einarsson and others v. Iceland 04.06.19 (no. 39757/15)  see here  SUMMARY  Impartiality  ofJudge and fair trial. Not examination of witness that was not  essential. The conditions for ensuring fair trial are, inter alia, the impartiality of the judge, access to evidence and the examination of witnesses. The applicants, senior executives at Kaupping Bank, […]

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The Fillipino, the Consul and the disciplinary conviction. Failure to take account of all evidence by the Board of Directors renders the trial unfair.

JUDGMENT Loupas v. Greece 20-06-2019 (application no. 21268/16) see here  SUMMARY Six months suspension of the General Consul in Geneva for not paying overtime to a Filipino national working in her residence. The Greek State provided evidence before the Swiss courts to prove that the Philippines was not a personal employee of the Consul, but […]

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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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The refusal to appoint a teacher who was successful in a competition because of personal life issues and not because of professional incompetence, violated his right to privacy.

JUDGMENT Yilmaz v. Turkey 04.06.2019 ( no. 36607/06) see here  SUMMARY Unjustified interference with personal life. Refusal to appoint a teacher. The applicant, who came second to a teaching post abroad, was not appointed because of his personal life revealed by security investigation, in particular because he practiced  gender segregation and his wife’s dress code (veil).  […]

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