School violence by nursery school teachers to students and the obligation of public authorities to immediately investigate such phenomena

JUDGMENT V.K. v. Russia 7-3-2017 (no. 68059/13) see here  SUMMARY Inhuman treatment of a child in a kindergarten. The applicant’s mother during the time her child was in a nursery school found contractions in his eyes and the presence of a bruise on his left temple. The parents of the minor filed complaints before various authorities […]

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Overpopulation of prisons consists of inhuman and degrading treatment

JUDGMENT Singh and Others v. Greece (no. 60041/13) 19.01.2017 see here SUMMARY Inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners in Korydallos prison. The case concerned the applicants’ complaints – 33 Greeks, one Albanian and one Indian citizen – about the poor conditions during their detention. Referring to Article 3, the applicants complained that they were held […]

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Public humiliation of soldier was not justified by the need to maintain military discipline

JUDGMENT Lyalyakin v. Russia 12/03/2015 (no. 31305/09) see here SUMMARY: The case concerned a complaint by a conscript about degrading treatment when he was caught trying to escape from the army, including appearing undressed in front of other soldiers. The Court, whilst recognising the need to maintain military discipline within the army, found that the […]

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Respect for the human body after death

JUDGMENT Elberte v. Latvia  13.01.2015 (no.  61243/08) see here SUMMARY: The case concerned the removal of body tissue from Ms Elberte’s deceased husband by forensic experts after his death, without her knowledge or consent. Unknown to Ms Elberte, pursuant to a State-approved agreement, tissue had been removed from her husband’s body after her husband’s autopsy […]

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The conditions of detention of a severely disabled prisoner found to be contrary to the Convention

JUDGMENT: Helhal v. France 19.02.2015 (no. 10401/12) see here SUMMARY: The case concerned the compatibility of a disabled prisoner’s state of health with his continuing detention and the arrangements for his care in prison. The Court found in particular that, although the applicant’s continuing detention did not in itself constitute inhuman or degrading treatment in […]

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Expulsion of criminal suspect to China would expose him to risk of facing the death penalty, in violation of the Convention

JUDGMENT: A.L. (X.W.) v. Russia 29.10.2015 (no. 44095/14) see here   SUMMARY: The case concerned, in particular, the complaint by a man residing in Russia and wanted as a criminal suspect in China that if forcibly returned to China, he would be at risk of being convicted and sentenced to death. The Court considered that, given […]

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