The conviction of the accused based on a witness deposition who testified against him because he had a personal benefit of impunity in his own case and the lack of access to the file violated the principles of fair trial.
JUDGMENT Adamčo v. Slovakia 12.11.2019 (no. 45084/14) see here SUMMARY Reliability of witnesses, access to the case file and fair trial. The applicant was first acquitted of the charge of complicity in homicide. An appeal was filed by the Prosecutor who converted the charge from a mere accomplice to a perpetrator and was convicted by a […]