Impartiality of judge in a trial with a party who promotes the former. A critical glance at a decision with the President of the French Republic and a simple citizen.

Vassilis Chirdaris  JUDGMENT Τhiam v. France 18.10.2018 (no. 80018/12)  see here   SUMMARY Participation of former President of the Republic of France Nicolas Sarkozy as a civilian party in a criminal trial against a citizen. Complaints by the applicant alleging breach of the principle of equality of arms and lack of impartiality of the court due […]

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The limits of interpretation of the Strasbourg Court and the principle of non-regression

By Vassilis Chirdaris[1]   I. Introduction The European Court of Human Rights (hereinafter Court or ECtHR) has two special features in comparison to national tribunals: first, it enjoys superiority in the field of authentic interpretation of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (hereinafter ECHR or Convention), the interpretation and […]

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Criticizing Strasbourg, Lord Hoffmann, the Limits of Interpretation, the “Margin of Appreciation”, and the Problems Faced by the European Court of Human Rights.

by Vassilis Chirdaris The criticism of the European Court of Human Rights It is an undeniable fact that, in its 50 years of operation, the European Court of Human Rights[1] has enjoyed the privilege of favourable treatment by legal scientists, writers, academics, lawyers and journalists, but also by the citizens of Europe. This reality is […]

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Τhe right to be tried within a reasonable time and the restoration of the party’s «presumptive» prejudice

by Evita Salamoura Within the framework of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the European Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “ECtHR”), reference should be made to the delays in the administration of justice. This is an issue of fundamental importance that has caused deep concern at an international level and the treatment of this issue is the […]

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