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Asylum seekers’ detention in Moscow airport transit zone was unlawful, inhuman and degrading

JUDGMENT Z.A. and others v. Russia 21-03-2017 (no. 61411/15, 61420/15, 61427/15, and 3028/16) see here  SUMMARY  The case Z.A. and Others v. Russia (application nos. 61411/15, 61420/15, 61427/15, and 3028/16) concerned complaints brought by four individuals from Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Somalia and Syria who were travelling via Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and were denied entry into Russia. […]

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Border-zone detention of two asylum-seekers was unlawful and their removal from Hungary to Serbia exposed them to the risk of inhuman and degrading reception conditions in Greece

JUDGMENT Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary 14-3-2017 (no. 47287/15) see here  SUMMARY  The case concerned the border-zone detention for 23 days of two Bangladeshi asylum-seekers as well as their removal from Hungary to Serbia. In today’s Chamber judgment in the case the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of […]

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The authorities’ removal of a child born from gestational surrogacy who had no biological ties to the intended parents was not contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights

JUDGMENT Paradiso and Campanelli v. Italy (application no. 25358/12) 24.1.2017 see here SUMMARY The case concerned the placement in social-service care of a nine-month-old child who had been born in Russia following a gestational surrogacy contract, entered into with a Russian woman by an Italian couple who had no biological relationship with the child. Having […]

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Freedom of expression of a journalist and non-use of quotation marks for re-published text

JUDGMENT Milisavljević v. Serbia 04-04-2017 (no. 50123/06) see here  SUMMARY  Freedom of expression. Public person. Use of phrase without the use of quotation marks. Sentencing a journalist for a criminal offense was likely to prevent other journalists from contributing to public debate on issues that affect public life. The journalist had been convicted of using a […]

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Obstruction of parental and child communication is punishable by the Court

JUDGMENT Αneva κ.α. v. Bulgaria 06-04-2017 (no. 66997/13, 77760/14 and 50240/15) see here  SUMMARY Respect for family life. Obstruction of communication and contact with children. Three different parents appealed to the ECtHR on the grounds that they were unable to communicate with their children despite the existence of a custodial judgment or rights of communication, […]

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The State has a positive obligation to intervene in cases of dismissal of employees due to their participation in trade unions.

JUDGMENT Τek Gıda İş Sendikası v. Turkey  04-04-2017 (no. 35009/05) see here  SUMMARY  Participation in a trade union. Dismissal of workers, a positive obligation on the part of the state to prevent dismissals. The Turkish judicial authorities refused to recognize representative power in a trade union. This company did not lay off workers who were […]

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States must effectively investigate allegations of alien abuse and detention conditions

JUDGMENT Thuo v. Cyprus 04-04-2017 (no. 3869/07) see here  SUMMARY Inhuman and degrading treatment. Conditions of detention in a cell pending deportation. The Kenyan applicant was deported from Cyprus to Kenya after he was arrested and detained in a detention center for immigrants in anticipation of his deportation. Referring to Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman […]

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The conviction for malicious accusations of a municipal councilor is a violation of freedom of expression.

JUDGMENT Athanasios Makris v. Greece (application no. 55135/10) 9.3.2017 see here  SUMMARY Defamation. Freedom of expression. The applicant was mayor of Salamis for 12 years and at the relevant time he was a municipal councilor and head of the opposition party “Unity”. The case concerned his criminal conviction about malicious accusations because of the falsification, […]

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School violence by nursery school teachers to students and the obligation of public authorities to immediately investigate such phenomena

JUDGMENT V.K. v. Russia 7-3-2017 (no. 68059/13) see here  SUMMARY Inhuman treatment of a child in a kindergarten. The applicant’s mother during the time her child was in a nursery school found contractions in his eyes and the presence of a bruise on his left temple. The parents of the minor filed complaints before various authorities […]

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