Dignity

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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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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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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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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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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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