Police failed to protect participants in march against homophobia from violent attacks of counter-demonstrators

JUDGMENT Identoba and others v. Georgia 12.05.2015 (no. 73235/12) see here SUMMARY: The case concerned a peaceful demonstration in Tbilisi in May 2012 to mark the International Day against Homophobia, which was violently disrupted by counter-demonstrators outnumbering the marchers. The Court considered in particular that the authorities knew or ought to have known of the […]

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Expulsion from Russia to Syria would violate the European Convention on Human Rights

JUDGMENT: LM and others v. Russia 15.10.2015 (no. 40081/14, 40088/14, 40127/14) see here SUMMARY: The case of L.M. and Others v. Russia (application nos. 40081/14, 40088/14, and 40127/14) concerned the impending expulsion of three men to Syria from Russia and their detention pending expulsion in Russia. The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously: that […]

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Strasbourg as a life jacket and expulsions

JUDGMENT: RH v. Sweden 10.09.2015 (no. 4601/14) see here SUMMARY: No violation of Article 3 in case of expulsion of the applicant to Somalia. COMMENT Expulsion does not constitute a violation of Article 3 when the background to the complaint is contradictory and its allegations are not substantiated. PROVISION: Article 3 PRINCIPAL FACTS The case […]

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The Minister, the metal crate and the torture

JUDGMENT: Lutsenko v. Ukraine 11.06.2015 (no.  29334/11) see here SUMMARY: Inhuman detention conditions of the former Interior Minister of Ukraine and his placement in a metal cage at 80 court meetings. COMMENT Placing of the accused in a metal cage during a court hearing is a degrading treatment. PROVISION: Article 3 PRINCIPAL FACTS  The applicant, […]

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Signs of police violence towards prisoners consists of torture

JUDGMENT Νalbandyan v. Armenia 31.03.2015 (no. 9935/06, 23339/06) see here SUMMARY: Torture. Intense, continuous beating and use of clobs towards a couple of prisoners during a police investigation. Also, threats against the husband and against the daughter reagarding threats of raping of the latter by police officers in case of non-confession. Infringement of Article 3 […]

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Pilot-decision regarding prison conditions

JUDGMENT: Neshkov and others v. Bulgaria 27.01.2015 (no. 36925/10, 21487/12, 72893/12, 73196/12, 77718/12, 9717/13) see here SUMMARY : The case concerned detention conditions in various correctional facilities in Bulgaria, and the effectiveness of the remedies by which prisoners were able to seek redress for those conditions. The Court found in particular that the conditions in […]

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The end of human beings treated like experimental animals by the ECHR

JUDGMENT Bataliny v. Russia 23.07. 2015 (no. 10060/07) see here SUMMARY The use of a new drug in a patient for experimental reasons without his consent consists of degrading treatment. Infringement of Article 3 of the ECHR. PROVISION Article 3 PRINCIPAL FACTS  The applicants, Vladislav Batalin, born in 1977, and his parents, Igor Batalin and […]

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The limits of extradition to terrorism cases

JUDGMENT : Aswat v. United Kingdom 29.01.2015 (no.  17299/12) see here   SUMMARY The case of Aswat v. the United Kingdom (application no. 62176/14) concerned the complaint by a terrorist suspect about the inadequacy of the assurances provided by the Government of the United States with regard to his extradition from the United Kingdom to the […]

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