Dignity

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Staying in a cell with a personal space of less than 3 sq.m. and the non-delivery of hearing aids to a deaf prisoner consists degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT  Ābele v. Latvia 5/10/2017 (no. 60429/12 and 72760/12) see here SUMMARY  Detainee with visual, hearing and movement impairment. The personal space in the cells may not be less than 3 m². for each prisoner. The reduced personal space  for almost two years, together with the non-granting of an acoustic aid, constitutes inhuman and degrading […]

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αστυνομική βία

Insufficient search for police abuse is not acceptable by the ECHR

JUDGMENT  Tarjáni v. Hungary  10/10/2017 (no. 29609/16) see here SUMMARY  Mistreatment by police authorities resulting in the transfer to a hospital with a broken leg and broken teeth. Insufficient investigation of abuse. Violation of inhuman and degrading treatment regarding the research. PROVISION  Article  3 PRINCIPAL FACTS  The applicant, Attila Péter Tarjáni, is a Hungarian national who […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

Mistreatment of prisoners by police officers with struks on the stomach and the head. Condemnation for torture and inhuman and degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT Zolotorev v. Russia 19-09-2017 (no. 13408/07) see here   SUMMARY Mistreatment of prisoners by police officers. Strucks on the stomach, head and body of two detainees by police officer. In view of the court trial in St. Petersburg the applicant refused to attend without his lawyer being present, and thus the police officers who accompanied […]

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αστυνομική βία

The practice of police violence in the context of sedentary protests and the violation of the fundamental rights of the ECHR

JUDGMENT Annenkov and others v. Russia 25-07-2017 (no. 31475/10) see here  SUMMARY Sitting protest of Russian entrepreneurs not to demolish the local market and not to build a shopping mall. The male protesters were sentenced to administrative detention up to ten days and all women were sentenced to a fine. Many of the applicants were […]

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αστυνομική βία

Exercise of police violence and ineffective investigation to identify it in the light of the ECHR

JUDGMENT Smolentsev v. Russia 25-07-2017 (no. 46349/09)  see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s allegations of police violence. Mr Smolentsev suffers from a mental retardation from his childhood and has no legal capacity since 1999. His mother visited him at the police station and found that he had injuries and denounced the attack on her […]

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φυλακές

Long-term detention in a psychiatric institution without the required medical care constitutes degrading treatment

JUDGMENT Rooman v. Belgium 18-07-2017 (no. 18052/11)  see here  SUMMARY The case concerned proceedings brought by Mr Rooman on account of the lack of psychiatric care in the facility in which he was being detained. The Court found in particular that the national authorities had not provided adequate care for the detainee because of the lack […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

The Court condemns violations of the lack of investigation of the arrested applicant and of mistreatment by the police

JUDGMENT Sadkov v. Ukraine 06-07-2017 (no.  21987/05) see here  SUMMARY The applicant complained of human rights violations during his arrest, prosecution and conviction in respect of the crime of robbery and manslaughter. The ECtHR found that there had been a violation of Article 3 (procedural aspect – investigation) as the authorities failed to conduct an […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

Long waiting outside a police station for a person with disabilities consists of a degrading treatment

JUDGMENT Shalyavski and others v. Bulgaria  15-06-2017 (no. 67608/11) see here  SUMMARY Degrading  treatment of people with disabilities. A disable person waiting for 10 hours constantly inside a car outside the police station for police action is degrading treatment, as this behavior has caused him physical pain and public humiliation. Infringement of Article 3 of […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

Insufficient investigation of an attack that caused physical damages is a degrading treatment for the victim

JUDGMENT Kosteckas v. Lithuania 13-06-2017 (no. 960/13) see here SUMMARY Insufficient investigation of attacks and injuries. Distinctive treatment. The inability of the authorities to effectively investigate and prosecute the perpetrators who punctured and kicked the applicant’s head and body and injured him was a degrading treatment and a violation of Article 3 of the ECHR. […]

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