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, […]