Dignity

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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κακομεταχείριση

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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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

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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κακομεταχείριση

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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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

Practices of physical and psychological abuse of the accused by the police constitute degrading treatment

JUDGMENT Zherdev v. Ukraine 27-04-2017 (no. 34015/07) see here  SUMMARY  Degrading treatment by the police. The applicant, who was found guilty of robbery and homicide and sentenced to 13 years in prison, has filed with the ECtHR complaints about police pre-trial (physical and psychological abuse by the police authorities in order to extract his confession) […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

Lack of hygiene and inadequate space in cells combined with overcrowding of prisons are degrading treatment of prisoners

JUDGMENT Rezmiveș v. Romania 25-04-2017 (no. 61467/12, 39516/13, 48213/13 and 68191/13) see here  SUMMARY  Degrading treatment of prisoners. Cells in unacceptable conditions. Pilot decision. The ECtHR considers that cells must have a space of at least 3 m². for each prisoner. In the applicants’ cells the area was significantly smaller, had dirty toilets, mold, insects, […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

An ineffective research regarding a work accident consists of a degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT Mažukna v. Lithuania 11-04-2017 (no. 72092/12) see here  SUMMARY  Degrading treatment. Investigation. Work accident. The applicant complained that the pre-trial investigation and criminal proceedings in respect of the work-related accident he suffered, which led to his disfiguration, lasted too long and were ineffective. The Court accepted a violation of Article 3 of the Convention […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

Suffocation in order to distract the applicant’sconfession consists of inhuman and degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT Morgunov v. Russia 11-04-2017 (no. 32546/08) see here  SUMMARY Inhuman and degrading treatment. Confession of the accused by virtual “drowning” him . The applicant, who was convicted of robbery, complained that during his temporary detention the police officers forced him to confess through virtual drowning, placing him a suffocating gas mask and a plastic […]

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κακομεταχείριση

Forced confession and effective investigation of torture consist of a heavy blow for the ECtHR

JUDGMENT Shestopalov v. Russia 28-03-2017 (no. 46248/07) see here  SUMMARY Inhuman and degrading treatment. Police violence towards a minor consisting of binding, kicks and beatings with a cane. Insufficient research. Complaint of insufficient amount of non-pecuniary damage by the courts for police violence against the applicant. PROVISION  Article 3 PRINCIPAL FACTS The applicant, Anton Shestopalov, […]

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