The ECHR intervenes with the granting of interim measures to end Armenia-Azerbaijan hostilities in order to protect civilians

Decision for Interim Measures of Armenia v. Azerbaijan of 30.09.2020 (App. no. 42521/20) PRINCIPAL FACTS The European Court of Human Rights received on the 28-9-2020 a request for interim measure lodged by Armenia against Azerbaijan, in which the Armenian Government requested the Court to indicate to the Azerbaijani Government, under Rule 39 of the Rules […]

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Murder of 9 students and a teacher by an armed student. Police inaction to seize the weapon despite alarming indications. Violation of the right to life

JUDGMENT Kotilainen and others v. Finland 17.09.2020 (app. no. 62439/12) see here SUMMARY The case of Kotilainen and Others v. Finland (application no. 62439/12) concerned complaints about failures by the authorities to protect the lives of the victims of the 2008 school shooting in the town of Kauhajoki, in which 10 people were killed. Nine […]

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Death of a person during detention and the refusal of the authorities to provide information to relatives about the causes of death. Violation of the right to life and Article 3 of the ECHR

JUDGMENT Shuriyya Zeynalov v. Azerbaijan 10.09.2020  (app. no. 69460/12) see here  SUMMARY Death of a young man in custody. Non-issuance of forensic report to relatives. Prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment, right to life and obligation of the state for effective investigation. The applicant’s son was arrested and remanded in custody for 5 days. He […]

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Access to a patient’s medical file and transfer to a foreign hospital. Interim measures and their lift.

Aleksey Navalnyy v. Russia 21.08.2020 and 24.08.20 SUMMARY Right to life and imminent danger. Request for interim measures so that Russia allows the patient’s family and their authorized doctors to access him and assess whether he is suitable for transport to Germany for treatment. The ECtHR initially accepted the interim measures and when the applicant […]

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Prisoner suicide. Failure to take precautionary measures to protect a prisoner with suicidal tendencies. Violation of the right to life

JUDGMENT Frick v. Switzerland 30.06.2020 (app. no.  23405/16) see here   SUMMARY Prisoner suicide. Failure to take precautionary measures to protect the right to life. Failure to prevent suicide committed in an unusual way by a vulnerable detainee in a police cell, in which he had been placed alone and unattended for 40 minutes. According to […]

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Acid attack on a woman. Failure of the authorities to conduct an effective investigation. Violation of the procedural aspect of the right to life

JUDGMENT Tërshana v. Albania 04.08.2020 (app. no. 48756/14) see here SUMMARY The case concerned an acid attack on the applicant in 2009. She suspected that her former husband, whom she accused of domestic violence, was behind the attack. The Court found in particular that the State could not be held responsible for the attack. If […]

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Torture by police officers that led to the death of a prisoner and a faulty investigation. Violation of the right to life and the prohibition of torture

JUDGMENT Satybalova and others v. Russia 30.06.2020 (app. no. 79947/12) see here   SUMMARY Torture by police. Involvement of serious bodily injuries and death of a victim. Right to life. Prohibition of torture. Right to freedom and security. The applicant’s relative, for refusing to obey police orders, was forcibly dragged to the police station, illegally […]

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Unjustified delay of the researches in an attempted homicide. Violation of the procedural part of the right to life

JUDGMENT Danciu and others v. Romania 12.05.2020  (αρ.προσφ.  48395/16)             see here  SUMMARY Right to life and ineffective judicial investigation. Violation of a procedural part of Article 2 of the ECHR. The applicants, relatives of the deceased spouse and their father, complained of a violation of Article 2 due to an ineffective investigation into the circumstances […]

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Commencement of the statute of limitations for civil claims for killings in a military operation due to their widespread disclosure to the media. Violation of the right of access to a court

JUDGMENT Vujnović v. Croatia  (no. 32349/16) see here  SUMMARY The case essentially concerned the civil proceedings for damages following the death of the applicant’s parents during a military operation by the Croatian army in 1993. The applicant’s claim was ultimately dismissed as statute-barred. The applicant argued that the Supreme Court had been inconsistent when deciding […]

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A soldier who beheaded an Armenian for nationalistic reasons becomes a hero in his country! The Court does not forgive and punishes!

JUDGMENT Makuchyan and Minasyan v. Azerbaijan and Hungary 26.05.2020 (no. 17247/13) see here  SUMMARY The case  concerned the presidential pardon given to a convicted murderer and his release following his transfer from Hungary to Azerbaijan to serve the rest of his sentence. R.S., a military officer from Azerbaijan, killed an Armenian military officer and attempted […]

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