Important Decisions

The Court requires sufficient justification for the allegations of the accused concerning the accusation and the evaluation of the witnesses. The reasoning is an important aspect of the fair trial

JUDGMENT Rostomashvili v. Georgia 08.11.2018 (no. 13185/07) see here   SUMMARY  Reasoning of a court’s decision and  fair trial. The applicant was convicted of intentional homicide. His conviction was based on the testimony of the victim’s father who claimed that he witnesses the event. But two witnesses testified that they had announced the murder of his son […]

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The petition of a criminal court that a minor witness has committed the offense without being an accused can not produce a res judicata in a civil case and base its decision on that.

JUDGMENT Kožemiakina v. Lithuania 02.10.2018 (no. 231/15)  see here SUMMARY The civil court convicted the applicant of compensation for acts of her minor child, found on the basis of petitions in criminal proceedings in which her son was merely a witness and did not have the status of a party, nor of the accused. The […]

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Police beating with rubber logs, cigarette burning and torture with electric cables and needles under the nails

JUDGMENT Tsakoyevy v. Russia 02.10.2018 (no. 16397/07) see here SUMMARY Police violence and the death of a suspect for his participation in an armed group. He was beaten with rubber logs, burnt with cigarettes, tortured with electrified cables, and needles were inserted under his nails. Ineffective investigation by the authorities. Violation of the right to […]

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ελευθερία της έκφρασης

The criminal punishment of a book publisher on the disappearance of a journalist and the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT  Fatih Taş v. Turkey 04.09.2018 (no. 6810/09) see here   SUMMARY Criminal conviction of a publisher of a book on public denigration of the Republic of Turkey because he criticized the authorities and claimed that a journalist had been kidnapped by state guards. The ECtHR has condemned Turkey for violating freedom of expression because […]

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δικαίωμα στη ζωή

Death from poisoning to a hospital. Insufficient criminal and civil procedures for dealing with medical negligence

JUDGMENT  Yirdem and others v. Turkey 04.09.2018 (no. 72781/12) see here   SUMMARY Death patient in hospital from poisoning. Forensic report suggested that the substances detected could not be found in the hospital. Exercise of criminal prosecution against doctors for medical negligence. They were released from the criminal courts after a 9 year trial. The civil […]

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ελευθερία της έκφρασης

Are offensive comments against police officers (cops, pigs, dogs, burning in ovens) protected by the freedom of expression?

JUDGMENT  Savva Terentyev v. Russia 28.08.2018 (no. 10692/09) see here   SUMMARY  Offensive comments against the police in a blog post.  Under the comment, “I hate the cops for fuck’s sake” the applicant described the police as pigs, faithful dogs of the regime, cops of low intellectual level and it would be great if at the center […]

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ελευθερία της έκφρασης

Moldovan civil servant whistle-blower wins rights violation case for second time

JUDGMENT  Guja v. Republic of Moldova (no 2) 27.02.2018 (no. 1085/10) see here   SUMMARY  The case concerned the applicant’s allegation of a continuing violation of his right to freedom of expression after an incident of whistle-blowing, despite a previous Grand Chamber judgment in his favour (Guja v. Moldova). He complained that the authorities had only simulated […]

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Insufficient compensation from national courts for torture violates Article 3 of the ECHR.

JUDGMENT  Selami and others v.  “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” 01.03.2018 (no. 78241/13) see here SUMMARY  Torture by police officers and illegal detention. Fractures of the skull, neck and ribs. Compensation for inadequate compensation by national courts. Appeal of relatives before the European Court of Human Rights as Indirect Victims. Acceptable appeal only by the […]

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police violence

Torture of two citizens by a police officer. Sentenced to a light penalty, non-disciplinary punishment and promotion! The criminal and disciplinary system in Greece is devoid of seriousness according to Strasbourg!

JUDGMENT  Sidiropoulos and Papakostas v. Greece 25.01.2018 (application no. 33349/10)  see here SUMMARY  The case concerned criminal proceedings leading to the conviction of a police officer for torturing Mr Sidiropoulos and Mr Papakostas, and in particular the sanctions imposed on the offender: a five-year prison sentence commuted to a fine of five euros per day of […]

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