Article 6 – Par. 3

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The refusal of a basic witness to be examined in the audience for non-self-incrimination and the right of the accused to be examined

JUDGMENT  Cabral v. The Netherlands 28.08.2018 (no. 37617/10) see here   SUMMARY Robbery in a supermarket. Unique evidence regarding the guilt of the plaintiff – the accused – the testimony – of his accomplice to the police, which was revoked by the witness in the court of first instance. Appearance of the witness at the Court […]

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Russia committed multiple violations of the European Convention owing to Pussy Riot punk band convictions and imprisonment

JUDGMENT  Mariya Alekhina and othersv. Russia 17.07.2018  (no. 38004/12) see here SUMMARY The case Mariya Alekhina and Others v. Russia (application no. 38004/12) concerned the conviction and imprisonment of three members of the Pussy Riot punk band for attempting to perform one of their protest songs in a Moscow cathedral in 2012. The courts ruled […]

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Sexual abuse of children at the “Casa Pia”: criminal proceedings gave rise to a violation for refusal to admit evidence on appeal

JUDGMENT  Pereira Cruz and others v. Portugal 26.06.2018 (no.  56396/12) see here   SUMMARY  The case concerned the existence of a paedophile ring at the Casa Pia, a public institution responsible for the education of children from deprived backgrounds. In the Court’s opinion, the fact that witnesses had retracted their initial statements during questioning at a […]

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The failure of the Supreme Court to respond to a ground of appeal violates the fair trial. The non-determination of the large quantity of drugs does not infringe Article 6 (3a) of the ECHR

JUDGMENT  Uche v. Switzerland 17.04.2018 (no.  12211/09) see here   SUMMARY The case concerned an applicant who was convicted of drug trafficking and complained of violations of his right to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation against him, and of his right to have a reasoned judgment. The Court found in particular that […]

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The deprivation of legal assistance at a time critical for the accused violates the right to a fair trial

JUDGMENT  Girişen v. Turkey 13.3.2018 (no. 53567/07) see here   SUMMARY  Criminal prosecution for undermining the constitutional order due to involvement in a criminal organization following a telecommunication confession. Absence of advocate in the preliminary examination and excessive length of criminal proceedings. Violation of the right to a fair trial. PROVISIONS  Article 6 § 1 Article […]

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police violence

The violent extraction of a confession without the presence of a lawyer is contrary to the principle of fair trial.

JUDGMENT  Dimitar Mitev v. Bulgaria 8.3.2018 (no. 34779/09) see here   SUMMARY  Prosecution for intentional homicide. Police abuse and confession during an informal interview without the presence of a lawyer. Violation of the right to a fair trial. PROVISIONS   Article 6 § 1 Article 6 § 3 (c) PRINCIPAL FACTS The applicant, Dimitar Mitev, is […]

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The importance of examining witnesses for a fair trial

JUDGMENT Asani v. ” the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” 01.02.2018 (no. 27962/10) see here SUMMARY  Complaint for the non-examination of key witnesses in a homicide trial. Sentenced by national courts for life imprisonment and appeal before the ECtHR. Violation of the right to a fair trial and the right to invite and witness witnesses. No […]

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