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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Illegal detention without prior information and deportation of asylum seekers

JUDGMENT  Amerkhanov v. Turkey 5.6.2018 (no. 16026/12) Batyrkhairov v. Turkey 5.6.2018 (no. 69929/12) SUMMARY  Detention of asylum seekers without informing them for the exact reasons. Inappropriate detention conditions. Illegal deportation without a request for asylum and a risk of torture. Violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman treatment) due to detention conditions and Article 5 § […]

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The minimum compensation of € 440 for hemorrhage and drum breakage from police violence is a degrading treatment

JUDGMENT  Artur Ivanov v. Russia  05.06.2018 (no. 62798/09) see here SUMMARY  A policeman had hit the applicant in the ear while he was in custody, causing the bleeding and rupture of a drum. In an action brought by the applicant, the domestic Courts awarded him approximately 440 euros for damages. Infringement of Article 3 (degrading […]

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Mistreatment and police violence in a police station. Degrading treatment

JUDGMENT  Khani Kabbara v. Cyprus 5.6.2018 (no. 24459/12) see here SUMMARY  Mistreatment by police officers during detention at a police station. An ineffective complaint investigation by the authorities. Infringement for degrading treatment (Article 3). PROVISION  Article 3 THE DECISION OF THE COURT  The applicant, Hani Abdul Khani Kabbara, is a Canadian national who was born […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

Expulsion that exposes to the risk of torture is a violation of Article 3 of the ECHR

JUDGMENT  M.A. v. Russia 01.02.2018 (no. 9373/15) see here SUMMARY  Deportation of an alien convicted in his country for terrorist acts. Risk of being tortured in his country of origin (Algeria). Infringement of a temporary detention suspension measure. Violation of Article 3 on torture. State authorities must receive precise assurances from the country of origin […]

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police violence

Police violence is tantamount to degrading treatment

JUDGMENT  Tiziana Pennino v. Italy 12/10/2017 (no. 21759/15) see here SUMMARY  Checking a woman driver to see if she was driving while drunk. Pushes and injuries by the police officers who carried out the check (kicks, pushes). Sentencing Italy for degrading treatment. PROVISION  Article 3 PRINCIPAL FACTS  The applicant, Tiziana Pennino, is an Italian national […]

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αστυνομική βία

Police violence and ineffective investigation violate Article 3 of the ECHR

JUDGMENT  Ksenz and others v. Russia 12.12.2017 (no. 45044/06, 18796/08, 49158/09, 63839/09, 34455/10 and 36295/10) see here   SUMMARY  Bad phraseology against police and violation of the high way code. Kicking and hitting the wall on behalf of the police. An ineffective investigation of the applicants’ allegations and the arrest of some of them for criminal offenses. […]

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