No fair trial if steps not taken to compensate for lack of possibility to test the credibility of direct witnesses

JUDGMENT  T.K. v. Lithuania 12.06.2018 (no. 14000/12) see here SUMMARY  The case concerned the applicant’s glasses being taken away from him for several months during criminal proceedings against him and his being prevented from examining key witnesses, particularly his former partner. The Court found that the length of time he had been left without spectacles, […]

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Protection of journalistic sources and the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT  Becker v. Norway 5/10/2017 (no. 21272/12) see here SUMMARY  Articles of journalists and the protection of journalistic sources. Refusal of a journalist to testify  as a witness in fear of her sources been revealed. The national courts for her refusal to testify ordered her to pay as damages EUR 3,700 as a fine. Her […]

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