Important Decisions

Judicial decisions must be enforced. Inaction of the authorities regarding the non-execution and non-delivery of the property to the owner violated the fair trial

JUDGMENT Nikoloudakis v. Greece  26.3.2020 ( no. 35322/12) see here  SUMMARY Rule of law and enforcement of judgments. The applicants, by irrevocable judgments, were recognized as owners of a property owned by their mother but had been encroached upon by third parties and ordered to return the property to them and demolish the illegal buildings […]

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Red card to Platini from Strasbourg! The penalty imposed on him was proportional

JUDGMENT Platini v. Switzerland 05.03.2020 (no. 526/18) see here SUMMARY The case concerned Michel Platini, a former professional football player, president of UEFA and vice-president of FIFA. Disciplinary proceedings had been brought against him in respect of a salary “supplement” of 2 million Swiss francs (CHF), received in 2011 in the context of a verbal […]

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The imposition of a permanent heating charge on disconnected users violated the right to their property.

JUDGMENT Strezovski and others v. North Macedonia 27.2.2020 (no.14460/16, 14958/16, 14962/16, 14966/16, 27884/16, 16064/17, 20229/17 and 30206/17). see here  SUMMARY The applicants are owners of houses for which they were imposed under domestic law, the continuous payment of a heating fee to a private company from which they were disconnected. The domestic courts dismissed their […]

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The Court intervenes on the substance of the criminal case. Non-examination of evidence, insufficient reasoning and lack of impartiality: Unfair trial

JUDGMENT Paixão Moreira Sá Fernandes v. Portugal 25.2.2020 (no. 78108/14) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s conviction for recording a conversation with a businessman who was offering him money to ensure that his brother, a Lisbon City Councillor, would withdraw his opposition to a contract that the businessman wished to conclude with the […]

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Reading pre-trial testimony from absent witnesses. Non-infringement of fair trial. Conditions for accepting depositions.

JUDGMENT Lobarev and others v. Russia 28.01.2020 (no. 10355/09, 14358/11, 12934/12, 76458/12, 25684/13 and 49429/14) see here  SUMMARY Fair trial and reading of testimony of absent witnesses. The applicants are Russian nationals. During the criminal trial in which they were indicted, pre-trial testimonies of absent witnesses were read and their conviction was heard. They complained about […]

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Indefinite retention of DNA, fingerprints and photos of a convicted violated his privacy rights

JUDGMENT  Gaughran v. United Kingdom 13.02.2020 (no. 45245/15) see here  SUMMARY The case  concerned a complaint about the indefinite retention of personal data (DNA profile, fingerprints and photograph) of a man who had a spent conviction for driving with excess alcohol in Northern Ireland. The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: […]

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The Court protects lawyers from arbitrary investigations and seizures

JUDGMENT Kruglov and others v. Russia  30.01.2020 (no. 11264/04 and 15 applications)  see here  SUMMARY Investigations in law firms and homes. Protection of professional secrecy. Necessary institutional guarantees. The seizure of computers and hard drives violates the right to property. The applicants are lawyers. In order to gather evidence for a criminal investigation, a search […]

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Fair trial is infringed when the Turkish Football Federation Arbitration Tribunal is not independent and impartial as it is appointed and influenced by the Federation

JUDGMENT Ali Riza and others v. Turkey 28.01.2020 (no.  30226/10, 17880/11, 17887/11, 17891/11 and 5506/16) see here SUMMARY Football disputes and violation of Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair hearing) of the European Convention on Human Rights on account of the lack of independence and impartiality of the body, the Arbitration Committee of […]

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