Dignity

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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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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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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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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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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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The highest security measures imposed on high-risk prisoners and the violation of the prohibition of inhuman treatment

JUDGMENT Michał Korgul v. Poland 21-03-2017 (no. 36140/11) see here  SUMMARY  The imposition of high security measures on prisoners is a degrading treatment. The case essentially concerned the applicant’s complaint about the high security measures which he was submitted in criminal proceedings brought against him for armed robbery. These measures were implemented on the ground […]

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Inadequate medical treatment in prison amounts to inhuman treatment under the ECHR

JUDGMENT Bujak v. Poland 21-03-2017 (no. 686/12) see here  SUMMARY Poor medical care in prisons. Inhuman and degrading treatment. The applicant, which was imprisoned had serious neurological and orthopedic problems that he was facing after a car accident. The Court condemned Poland by considering inhumane and degrading treatment the inadequate medical treatment in prisons, which […]

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Border-zone detention of two asylum-seekers was unlawful and their removal from Hungary to Serbia exposed them to the risk of inhuman and degrading reception conditions in Greece

JUDGMENT Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary 14-3-2017 (no. 47287/15) see here  SUMMARY  The case concerned the border-zone detention for 23 days of two Bangladeshi asylum-seekers as well as their removal from Hungary to Serbia. In today’s Chamber judgment in the case the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of […]

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States must effectively investigate allegations of alien abuse and detention conditions

JUDGMENT Thuo v. Cyprus 04-04-2017 (no. 3869/07) see here  SUMMARY Inhuman and degrading treatment. Conditions of detention in a cell pending deportation. The Kenyan applicant was deported from Cyprus to Kenya after he was arrested and detained in a detention center for immigrants in anticipation of his deportation. Referring to Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman […]

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