The judge must abstain when his / her impartiality is legitimately challenged. Infringement of fair trial when the judge who convicted the accused was the mother’s enemy!
JUDGMENT Škrlj v. Croatia 11.07.2019 (no. 32953/13) see here SUMMARY A judge who was prejudiced against the defendant’s mother heard his case and sentenced him. Lack of fairness and fair trial. The police issued a penalty notice against the applicant for two traffic violations and he appealed before the Offences Court. At the Court of […]