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The impunity of police violence and … the punishment from the ECtHR

JUDGMENT Daşlık v. Turkey 13-06-2017 (no. 38305/07) see here  SUMMARY Police violence. Mistreatment of an arrested PKK member. The applicant filed a complaint of abuse of authority against the officers who questioned her, arguing that she had been tortured during her police detention, who eventually did not got punished. The ECtHR ruled that there has […]

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Waiting 10 hours outside a police station for a disabled person consists of humiliating treatment

JUDGMENT Shalyavski κ.α. v. Bulgaria 15-06-2017 (no. 67608/11) see here  SUMMARY People with disabilities. Distinctive treatment. Long waiting outside the police station. Staying disabled for a 10-hour period in a car outside the police station awaiting police action consists of  degrading treatment and hence a violation of Article 3 of the ECHR, as this behavior […]

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Violence against prisoners and the civil obligations that … give rise to the criminal behavior of police officers

JUDGMENT Grecu v. The Republic of Moldova 30.05.2017 (no. 51099/10) see here   SUMMARY Illegal detention in police station for ten hours. Police violence. The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that she was illegally detained and was subjected to police violence for almost ten hours and was ill-treated by police. Ms. Grecu was arrested in the […]

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The risk of torture for asylum seekers leads the ECtHR to … a red card for their deportation

JUDGMENT  N.A. v. Switzerland (no. 50364/14) and A.I. v. Switzerland (no. 23378/15) 30-5-2017 SUMMARY Asylum. Refugees. Removal of aliens. Both applicants are Sudanese nationals who live in the Canton of Zurich and have applied for asylum. The Federal Immigration Service concluded that they did not qualify for refugee status, rejected their asylum applications and ordered their expulsion […]

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The imposition of life imprisonment without any prospect of reduced sentence or release is inhuman and degrading treatment

JUDGMENT Matiošaitis and others v. Lithuania 23-5-2017 (no. 22662/13, 51059/13, 58823/13, 59692/13, 59700/13, 60115/13, 69425/13 and 72824/13) see here  SUMMARY Life imprisonment. Inhuman and degrading treatment. No prospect of release. The penalty of life imprisonment where there is no prospect of release or reduction of this sentence constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment of those convicted. […]

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ενδοοικογενειακή βία

When authorities close their eyes to domestic violence against women they violate fundamental provisions of the ECHR

JUDGMENT  Bălșan v. Romania 23-5-2017 (no. 49645/09) see here  SUMMARY Domestic violence. Complaints and indifference from the authorities. Inhuman and degrading treatment. Discrimination based on sex. The applicant had four children from her marriage, but her husband was violent towards her and her children during the marriage. The violence was intensified in 2007 during their […]

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The strict detention regime and the inconvenience of prisoners in serving the sentence violate the ECHR

JUDGMENT Simeonovi v. Bulgaria 12-5-2017 (no.  21980/04)  see here  SUMMARY Inhuman and degrading treatment due to the combination of a strict framework for the applicant’s life imprisonment and the wretched conditions of detention of Bulgarian prisons. The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights found a violation of Article 3 of the ECHR. […]

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Poor, discriminatory and ineffective investigations of maltreatment from the authorities are degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT Romanescu v. Romania 16-5-2017 (no. 78375/11) see here  SUMMARY Inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners. Ineffective research. Condemnation of Romania. The applicant complained that he had been ill-treated for as long as he was illegally detained after the Romanian Revolution of December 1989. Despite the long-standing investigation of the authorities, no one was accused […]

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The extraction of the confession through police violence is inhuman and degrading treatment

JUDGMENT Sitnikov v. Russia (no. 14769/09) and Kondakov v. Russia (no. 31632/10)  2-5-2017 SUMMARY Inhuman and degrading treatment. Detainees. Police violence(bangs, kicks, virtual drownings, etc.) in the preliminary investigation of detained persons, with the result of signing their confession and the authorities’ refusal to investigate complaints about the police, constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment. Russia’s conviction for […]

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αστυνομική βία

Police violence against prisoners … “hurts” the ECHR

JUDGMENT Olisov and others v. Russia 2-05-2017 (no. 10825/09, 12412/14, and 35192/14) see here  SUMMARY Police violence in pre-trial procedures. Torture. Research. Police violence with bumps, kicks, beatings with a wooden trunk, choking attempts, bindings etc. against detainees to confess consists of torture. Insufficient investigation by the Russian authorities, which justified the acts by the police officers who […]

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