Undercovered police officers are presented as drug dealers aiming at arresting the actual perpetrators. Is an unlawful secret police operation compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights in order to verify the offense of drug trafficking?
JUDGMENT Guerni v. Belgium 23.10.2018 (no. 19291/07) see here SUMMARY The case concerned criminal proceedings under which Mr Guerni had been convicted of drug trafficking. In the framework of their investigations, the police had been authorised to call on the services of an informer and an undercover agent posing as a purchaser. The Court found […]