Article 8

First decision of the Court against Northern Macedonia with the state’s new name. Judge and change of nationality

JUDGMENT Τasev v. North Macedonia 16.05.2019 (no. 9825/13) see here SUMMARY Change of ethnicity. Denial to a judge on his request to change his ethnicity. Removal from the list of candidates for the State Judicial Council (SJC). The Court considered in particular that the interpretation of the domestic law by the national authorities was not […]

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Denial of a of a prisoner’s request to attend his brother’s funeral violated the right to family life

JUDGMENT Vetsev v. Bulgaria  02.05.2019 (no. 54558/15) see here SUMMARY Funeral of a prisoner’s brother. The refusal of the Bulgarian authorities to allow a prisoner to attend his brother’s funeral. The Court considered that the Bulgarian authorities had rejected the claim on the grounds that this was not provided for under national law, without its […]

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The inability of social welfare authorities to provide appropriate help to overcome the children’s refusal to communicate with their father violated the right to respect for family life

JUDGMENT A.V. v. Slovenia 09.04.2019 ​​(no. 878/13) see here SUMMARY Father and child communication. Negative attitude of children to get in touch with their father. Judicial deprivation of the father of three children of his right to communicate with them. Ineffectiveness of the work of social welfare authorities that failed to ensure safe support of […]

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Τhe expulsion decision of an alien must take into account the principle of proportionality, including behavioral change, health deterioration, and family ties that have developed. Breach of private and family life from Switzerland

JUDGMENT Ι.Μ. v. Switzerland 09-04-2019 (no. 23887/16) see here SUMMARY Deportation decision of the applicant’s Swiss authorities, a Kosovo national following his conviction for rape. The applicant, with an 80% disability, currently lives in Switzerland with his adult children, of whom he is fully dependent. The European Court of Human Rights found in particular that […]

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The contact of the lawyer with his detained client is privilegedly protected by the ECHR and must be unobstructed.

JUDGMENT Altay v. Turkey 09.04.2019 (no. 2) (n. 11236/09) see here SUMMARY Lawyer and prisoner. Confidentiality of meetings. The meetings and communications of the lawyer with his client are dealt with privilege by the ECHR and must be free of obstructions. Request of the prison authorities to attend the meetings between the lawyer and his […]

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Refusal to allow a prisoner convicted of terrorist offences to travel to her father’s funeral did not breach the right of protection of family life

JUDGMENT Guimon v. France 11.04.2019 (no. 48798/14) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the refusal to allow the applicant, who was imprisoned in Rennes for terrorist offences, to travel to a funeral parlour in Bayonne to pay her last respects to her deceased father. The Court noted that the authorities had rejected the request on […]

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The domestic courts’ refusal to impose liability on an Internet forum for anonymously posted comments was not in breach of Article 8

JUDGMENT Høiness v. Norway 19.03.2019 (no. 43624/14) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the domestic courts’ refusal to impose civil liability on an Internet forum host after vulgar comments about Ms Høiness had been posted on the forum. The Court found in particular that the national courts had acted within their discretion (“margin of appreciation”) […]

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Information of the Afghan immigrants in the island of Chios in Greek that they could appeal against deportation to an administrative court without specifying which court was i and where it was, since in Chios such a court did not exist. Violation of the ECHR

JUDGMENT  O.S.A. and others v. Greece  21.03.2019  (no. 39065/16) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicants’ conditions of detention in the Vial centre on the island of Chios, and the issues of the lawfulness of their detention, the courts’ review of their case, and the information provided to them. The Court considered that, in […]

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Insufficient and ineffective investigation of allegations of rape violated the privacy of the victim and constituted degrading treatment

JUDGMENT E.B. v. Romania 19.03.2019 (no. 49089/10) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that her accusations of rape had not been properly investigated and that she had been deprived of her procedural rights. The Court found that the authorities had failed to carry out a proper investigation and had overly emphasised the […]

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