JUDGMENT Orlandi and others v. Italy 14.12.2017 (no. 26431/12) see here SUMMARY Family life. Rights of homosexual couples in legal recognition. Registering married couples in a registry. The concept of family life in Article 8 of the ECHR includes the de facto stable same-sex relationship. The protection level of the same concept also includes […]
The former Prime Minister of Georgia and the (rare) implementation of Article 18 of the ECHR. His temporary detention was used for a purpose other than that established.
JUDGMENT Merabishvili v. Georgia 28.11.2017 (no.72508/13) see here SUMMARY The applicant is one of the leaders of the former ruling party, the United Nations Movement (UNM), who for several months served as Georgia’s Prime Minister for a few months, and shortly afterwards he was on the opposition side. He was arrested after being prosecuted […]
The criminal responsibility of the Prime Minister of Iceland for the major banking and financial crisis
JUDGMENT Haarde v. Iceland 23.11.2017 (no. 66847/12) see here SUMMARY The applicant is a former Prime Minister of Iceland who was impeached for negligence on account of his handling of the country’s 2008 banking crisis and found criminally liable. He complained that his trial, which was initiated after a Parliament vote, had not been fair […]
JUDGMENT Kokkonis and Chalilopoulou v. Greece 23/11/2017 (application nos. 76386/11 and 76408/11) see here SUMMARY The applicants were convicted at first instance by a court in Patras for theft. They appealed, demanded a postponement, and then convicted as present with a reduced sentence, although they did not appear in the Appeals Court. They then filed […]
The Court examines the substance of the case, assesses testimonies and evidence, and estimates that national decisions are obviously unreasonable!
JUDGMENT Ilgar Mammadov v. Azerbaijan (no. 2) 16.11.2017 (no. 919/15) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the criminal proceedings brought against a prominent Azerbaijani opposition politician, Ilgar Eldar oglu Mammadov, following protests in the town of Ismayilli in 2013. Mr Mammadov was subsequently charged and convicted of mass disorder. This is the second case he […]
JUDGMENT Hentschel and Stark v. Germany 9.11.2017 (no. 47274/15) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the complaint by two football supporters of having been ill-treated by the police following a match and of the inadequacy of the ensuing investigation. The Court was unable to establish beyond reasonable doubt that the events had happened as described […]
JUDGMENT Tripcovici v. Montenegro 7.11.2017 (no. 80104/13) see here SUMMARY Legal action on the first business day after holidays. The lawsuit was dismissed as out of time because the last day of its exercise expired on the day of public holidays and the National Supreme Court had to be exercised on the last working day […]
The legal prohibition on heterosexual couples to enter into registered partnership does not violate the right to personal and family life
JUDGMENT Ratzenböck and Seydl v. Austria 26-10-2017 (no. 28475/12) see here SUMMARY Lack of possibility for heterosexual couples to enter into a registered partnership. The Austrian registered partnership is an alternative to marriage only for same-sex couples. The applicants, as a heterosexual couple, had access to marriage in an institution that satisfied the need for […]
Migrants who were subjected to forced labour and human trafficking did not receive effective protection from the Greek State
JUDGMENT Chowdury and others v. Greece 30-03-2017 (no.21884/15) see here SUMMARY The case concerned 42 Bangladeshi nationals who did not have work permits and were subjected to forced labour. Their employers had recruited them to pick strawberries on a farm in Manolada (Greece) but failed to pay the applicants’ wages and obliged them to work […]
JUDGMENT Olafsson v. Iceland 16-3-2017 (no. 58493/13) see here SUMMARY The applicant, Mr Ólafsson, was an editor of the web-based media site Pressan. He published articles insinuating that a political candidate had committed sexual abuse against children. The Supreme Court of Iceland held Mr Ólafsson liable for defamation. He complained to the European Court of Human Rights […]