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The conviction for fatal road accident did not violate the ne bis in idem principle because there had previously been a conviction for driving violations. Criminal prosecutions are complementary.

JUDGMENT Bajčić v. Croatia 08.10.2020 (app. no.  67334/13) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that he had been tried and punished twice for the same driving offence. In particular, he had first been convicted in minor offence proceedings for speeding and later on in criminal proceedings for causing a fatal road accident. […]

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The refusal to rectify religion in the prison record did not hinder religious duties. Non-violation of religious freedom

JUDGMENT Mariș c. Romania 22.10.2020 (app. no. 58208/14) see here SUMMARY The case concerns the refusal of the Romanian authorities to amend, upon a mere declaration by Mr Mariş, the entry giving his religion in the register of Miercurea-Ciuc prison. The applicant mainly alleged that his rights under Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and […]

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Illegal pre-trial detention when linked to a prisoner’s political ideology violates his/her freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Ragıp Zarakolu v. Turkey 15.09.2020 (app. no. 15064/12) see here  SUMMARY Illegal detention and right to freedom of expression. The ECtHR ruled that when pre-trial detention is not legal, it should not consider whether interfering with freedom of expression has a legitimate purpose and is necessary in a democratic society. Illegal pre-trial detention linked […]

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Immobilization of a mentally ill person in a hospital bed for 23 hours. Continuation of the measure of physical restraint without sufficient justification, violated the ECHR.

JUDGMENT Aggerholm v. Denmark 15-9-2020 (app. no. 45439/18) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned a complaint by a schizophrenic man about being strapped to a restraint bed in a psychiatric hospital for nearly 23 hours, one of the longest periods of such immobilisation ever examined by the European Court. Given the context and the applicant’s […]

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Limited cell space less than 3 sq.m. per person, constitutes degrading treatment. Violation of Article 13 for lack of effective remedy

.UDGMENT Lautaru and  Seed v. Greece  23.07.2020 (ap. no. 29760/15) see here SUMMARY  Conditions of detention, supervising prοsdecutor and actual appeal. The applicants were detained in various detention facilities in a limited space of less than 3 sq.m. per person, due to overcrowding in those prisons. They also complained about unsanitary conditions, limited and inadequate […]

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The cousin cannot appeal before the Court for the death of her relative. Recognition of her as a political claimant by national courts does not constitute her as the victim

JUDGMENT Fabris and Parziale v. Italy 19.03.2020 (no. 41603/13) see here SUMMARY The cousin of the deceased sister and her appeal to Court as a victim of a violation of the procedural aspect of the right to life. Her application as a non-victim is inadmissible. Death of a prisoner during his detention and investigation. The […]

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The continued detention of a severely psychopathic criminal in a psychiatric detention center because he continues to pose a threat to public safety has not violated his right to liberty nor constitutes inhuman treatment.

JUDGMENT Maddalozzo v. Switzerland 16.01.2020 (no. 19338/18) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned an order for continued psychiatric detention after a prior five-year prison sentence. The order had been issued on 8 December 2016 by the post-sentencing court of the Canton of Geneva. The Court considered, first of all, that the applicant had been provided […]

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The mentally ill offender cannot be deported without sufficient guarantees of effective access to appropriate care.

JUDGMENT Savran v. Denmark 1/10/2019 (no. 57467/15) see here   SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that owing to his mental health his rights would be violated if he were to be returned to Turkey. The Court found in particular that psychiatrists had recommended that the applicant receive close monitoring and follow-up in order […]

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Request for the replacement of the sentence in the context of the transfer of detainees from Morocco to France. The principle “no punishment without law” does not apply to the enforcement of the sentence.

JUDGMENT Robert v. France 26/09/2019 (no. 1652/16) see here SUMMARY Execution of sentence and principle of “nulla poena sine lege”. Replacement of the sentence issued by the Moroccan courts for a French prisoner in the course of his transfer to France in order to serve his sentence. The Court held in particular that Articles 6 […]

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Right of access to the case file with a view to appeal before the ECtHR. Obstructing it constitutes an infringement of the right of appeal.

JUDGMENT Akif Hasanov v. Azerbaijan 19/09/2019 (no. 7268/10) see here  SUMMARY Deadline for appeal and access to the documents in the case file. The applicant was sentenced to 5 days in prison for hooliganism. He  appealed but he was never called  to the hearing and was never served with the dismissal decision. He appealed before […]

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