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Terrorism cases fall into a special category in the ECtHR list

JUDGMENT: Sher and other v. United Kingdom 20.10.2015 (no. 5201/11) see here SUMMARY: The case concerned the arrest and detention of three Pakistani nationals, the applicants, in the context of a counter terrorism operation. The applicants were detained for 13 days, before ultimately being released without charge. During that period they were brought twice before […]

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Respect for the human body after death

JUDGMENT Elberte v. Latvia  13.01.2015 (no.  61243/08) see here SUMMARY: The case concerned the removal of body tissue from Ms Elberte’s deceased husband by forensic experts after his death, without her knowledge or consent. Unknown to Ms Elberte, pursuant to a State-approved agreement, tissue had been removed from her husband’s body after her husband’s autopsy […]

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Poland must take legislative measures to stop the practice of detaining juveniles subject to correctional proceedings without a specific judicial decision

JUDGMENT Grabowski v. Poland 30.06.2015 (no. 57722/12) see here SUMMARY: The applicant, Mr Grabowski, 17 years old at the time, complained that his placement in a shelter for juveniles had been extended for a period of five months without a specific court order, pending a decision in correctional proceedings against him. The Court found in […]

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The conditions of detention of a severely disabled prisoner found to be contrary to the Convention

JUDGMENT: Helhal v. France 19.02.2015 (no. 10401/12) see here SUMMARY: The case concerned the compatibility of a disabled prisoner’s state of health with his continuing detention and the arrangements for his care in prison. The Court found in particular that, although the applicant’s continuing detention did not in itself constitute inhuman or degrading treatment in […]

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Expulsion of criminal suspect to China would expose him to risk of facing the death penalty, in violation of the Convention

JUDGMENT: A.L. (X.W.) v. Russia 29.10.2015 (no. 44095/14) see here   SUMMARY: The case concerned, in particular, the complaint by a man residing in Russia and wanted as a criminal suspect in China that if forcibly returned to China, he would be at risk of being convicted and sentenced to death. The Court considered that, given […]

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Police failed to protect participants in march against homophobia from violent attacks of counter-demonstrators

JUDGMENT Identoba and others v. Georgia 12.05.2015 (no. 73235/12) see here SUMMARY: The case concerned a peaceful demonstration in Tbilisi in May 2012 to mark the International Day against Homophobia, which was violently disrupted by counter-demonstrators outnumbering the marchers. The Court considered in particular that the authorities knew or ought to have known of the […]

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