Article 6 – Par. 2

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The public prosecutor’s statement of guilt violated the presumption of innocence. Prohibition of communication of a detainee with relatives. Violation of privacy

JUDGMENT Mirgadirov v. Azerbaijan and Turkey 17.09.2020  (app. no.  62775/14) see here  SUMMARY Judicial review of the legality of temporary detention, presumption of innocence and the right to respect for the privacy of a detainee. The applicant, a political journalist and political analyst, was arrested and detained on his way back to his country of […]

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Formulation of guilt of the accused in a decision for temporary detention and before trial in substance. Violation of the presumption of innocence

JUDGMENT Grubnyk v. Ukraine 17.09.2020 (app.no. 58444/15) see here   SUMMARY Presumption of innocence. Temporary detention of a suspect, the right to liberty and security of a dangerous criminal as opposed to the public’s right to protection from violent attacks. The applicant was arrested for his involvement in a terrorist attack. The charge was amended to […]

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Civil conviction for embezzlement against a former prime minister against whom the criminal proceedings had been suspended due to statute of limitations. Violation of presumption of innocence

JUDGMENT Farzaliyev v. Azerbaijan 28.05.2020 (no. 29620/07) see here SUMMARY The case concerned proceedings brought against the applicant, the former Prime Minister of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in Azerbaijan (“the NAR”), for allegedly embezzling public funds. He was never convicted of an offence in criminal proceedings, but was subsequently ordered to pay compensation in civil […]

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Activist journalist persecuted due to ‘fabricated’ accusations: The Court condemns many rights violations

JUDGMENT Khadija Ismayilova v. Azerbaijan  25.02.2020 (no.2) (application no. 30778/15) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that she had been arrested and detained without a reasonable suspicion of an offence and her allegations that those acts were aimed at punishing her for her work as a journalist who was critical of the […]

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The finding of civil liability is not contrary to the presumption of innocence, when based on additional evidence.

JUDGMENT Fleischner v. Germany 3/10/2019 (no. 61985/12) see here SUMMARY Civil and criminal liability, obligation to pay damages. The applicant was charged with four others for abductions. The criminal proceedings against him were adjourned as ruled unfit to stand for trial, but the Civil Courts recognized the applicant’s civil liability and his obligation to pay […]

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Court decisions regarding others, referred to the applicant’s guilt without her being a party. Violation of the presumption of innocence and action for damages.

JUDGMENT Januškevičienė v. Lithuania 03.09.2019 (no. 69717/14) see here SUMMARY  Presumption of innocence and lawsuit for violations. Non-exhaustion of internal remedies. The possibility of bringing an action for infringement of the presumption of innocence and having regard to the positive case-law of national courts which have awarded damages for infringement of the presumption of innocence […]

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Compensation for terrorists relatives and the presumption of innocence.

JUDGMENT  Larrañaga Arando and others v. Spain (no. 73911/16, 233/17, 3086/17 and 5155/17) and Martínez Agirre and others (no. 75529/16 and 79503/16) 18.07.2019 SUMMARY  Presumption of innocence and compensation for death of a relative by terrorists. The applicants complained under Article 6 § 2 (presumption of innocence) that they had been denied the state compensation they were entitled […]

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Report by the parliamentary commission regarding the President of the National Broadcasting Corporation. The opinion expressed does not amount to a criminal conviction and neither the presumption of innocence nor his private life were violated

JUDGMENT Kwiatkowski v. Poland 16.05.2019 (no. 58996/11)  see here SUMMARY Publication of a report by the Polish Parliament on allegations of corruption in the amendment of the Broadcasting Act. The applicant’s complaint that the report hurt his reputation and constituted a criminal conviction without himself having access to an effective remedy. The Court found that […]

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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 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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