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The sentencing decision, which was based not only on the testimony of a minor witness but also on other evidence, did not violate the overall legal nature of the criminal proceedings.

JUDGMENT P. v. Greece 14.05.2020 (no. 78085/12) see here SUMMARY Right to hear a defendant accused of sexually abusing his son. Right of examination of witnesses. Complaint before the ECtHR about the reading by the national courts of the child’s testimony before the Investigator, which confirmed the sexual abuse. According to the applicant, the testimony […]

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The state’s refusal to grant an immigrant legal status, even that of a stateless person, violated his private life.

JUDGMENT Sudita Keita v. Hungary 12.05.2020 (no. 42321/15) see here SUMMARY Unlawful legal situation and consequences in his private life. The applicant, of non-native, Somali and Nigerian descent, entered Hungary in 2002. His efforts to determine his legal status were unsuccessful. He was recognized as a stateless person only in 2017 and only because in […]

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Erotic videos coming from a hidden camera of a journalist with her partner on the internet. Description of her as ” Cicciolina” from a newspaper. Rejection of her lawsuit. Violation of her private life

JUDGMENT Khadija Ismayilova v. Azerbaijan 07.05.2020 (n.3)  (application no. 35283/14) see here SUMMARY The applicant is a well-known journalist. She writes mainly articles criticising the government for its policies. Erotic videos were posted on the internet with the journalist and her partner taken with a hidden camera. As a result of these videoa, a journalist […]

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Prosecutors and judges have the right to criticize legal reforms and cases regarding their independence

JUDGMENT Kövesi v. Romania 05.05.2020 (no. 3594/19) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s removal as the chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate before the end of her second term following her criticism of legislative reforms in the area of corruption. She alleged that she had also been unable to challenge that decision […]

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Adoption without searching and informing the biological father and refusal to recall it. Violation of the father’s right to family life

JUDGMENT Uzbyakov v. Russia 05.05.2020 (no.  71160/13) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s complaint about his daughter being adopted by another family and the refusal by the courts to overturn that decision. The Court found deficiencies in the proceedings for the daughter’s adoption, the applicant’s subsequent paternity claim and his request to revoke […]

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Prohibition of discribing a political party as “far-right” on television violates the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT ATV Zrt v. Hungary 28.04.2020 (no. 61178/14) see here  SUMMARY Freedom of expression and journalism. The National Media and Information Authority has banned a television company from describing a political party as “far-right” as part of a news program, as national media law has barred any “opinion” from the news presenter. The TV company […]

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The deprivation of salary for a defendant who went on holiday during the criminal proceedings violated the right to property. Conviction for payment of salaries and non-pecuniary damage

JUDGMENT Anželika Šimaitienė v. Romania 21.04.2020  (no.  36093/13) see here SUMMARY Deprivation of a judge’s salary during the criminal proceedings. Lack of predictability of a law as the legislation did not provide for the suspension of judicial duties. The position of judge on leave was provided for in a later law. The applicant is a […]

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New President of the European Court of Human Rights!

Mr Robert Spano, an Icelander judge of the European Court of Human Rights, was elected President of the European Court of Human Rights on April 20, 2020 and will take office on May 18, 2020, succeeding Greek Judge Mr Linos – Alexandros Sicilianos. Mr Robert Spano is 48 years old and was born on 27 […]

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Lawyer sentenced for defamation for writting an open letter on a subject of public interest violated his freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Tête v. Frabce 26.03.2020 (no. 59636/16) see here  SUMMARY In this case the applicant complained about his conviction for malicious falsehood on account of an open letter which he had written to the President of the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF), in which he accused the Olympique Lyonnais Group (“the OL Group”) and its […]

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The deportations do not violate the ECHR, as each deportee puts forward his arguments and his case is examined individually.

JUDGMENT  Asady and others v. Slovakia  24.03.2020 (no. 24917/15) see here SUMMARY  Collective expulsion of aliens. Examination by the authorities individually of each case. Non-violation of the ECHR. Deportation of Afghans to Ukraine by Slovak police. The Court examined only 7 of the 19 appeals. It found, in particular, that despite the short duration of […]

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