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Red card to Platini from Strasbourg! The penalty imposed on him was proportional

JUDGMENT Platini v. Switzerland 05.03.2020 (no. 526/18) see here SUMMARY The case concerned Michel Platini, a former professional football player, president of UEFA and vice-president of FIFA. Disciplinary proceedings had been brought against him in respect of a salary “supplement” of 2 million Swiss francs (CHF), received in 2011 in the context of a verbal […]

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Annulement of university degrees due to administrative flaws and omissions of the University violated the privacy of students

JUDGMENT Convertito and others v. Romania 03.03.2020 (no. 30547/14) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the annulment, owing to administrative flaws, of State degrees in dentistry obtained by the applicants in Romania. The Court noted that the decisions to enrol the students in the first year of higher education had been issued and signed by […]

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The storage of personal data by telecommunications companies does not violate the right to privacy

JUDGMENT Breyer v. Germany 30.01.2020  (no. 50001/12) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the storage of pre-paid SIM card users’ data by telecommunications companies. The Court found in particular that collecting the applicants’ names and addresses as users of pre-paid SIM cards had amounted to a limited interference with their rights. The law in question […]

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Indefinite retention of DNA, fingerprints and photos of a convicted violated his privacy rights

JUDGMENT  Gaughran v. United Kingdom 13.02.2020 (no. 45245/15) see here  SUMMARY The case  concerned a complaint about the indefinite retention of personal data (DNA profile, fingerprints and photograph) of a man who had a spent conviction for driving with excess alcohol in Northern Ireland. The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: […]

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The Court protects lawyers from arbitrary investigations and seizures

JUDGMENT Kruglov and others v. Russia  30.01.2020 (no. 11264/04 and 15 applications)  see here  SUMMARY Investigations in law firms and homes. Protection of professional secrecy. Necessary institutional guarantees. The seizure of computers and hard drives violates the right to property. The applicants are lawyers. In order to gather evidence for a criminal investigation, a search […]

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Disclosure of sensitive personal data on adoption violates privacy. The legislative vacuum for lawsuits against judges violated the right to an effective remedy.

JUDGMENT Χ.  and others v. Russia 14.01.2020 (no. 78042/16 και 66158/14) see here  SMMARY The first applicant, a victim of rape, complained of malfunctioning of the justice system, as the latter, in the process of investigating her case, disclosed her personal information in letters she sent to medical centers. The applicant applied for damages, but […]

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Ineffective criminal protection of homosexuals against hate speech on facebook violates their right to privacy

JUDGMENT Beizaras and Levickas v. Lithuania 14.01.2020 (no. 41288/15) see here SUMMARY The case raised questions about the State’s responsibility to protect individuals from homophobic hate speech. The applicants are two young men who are in a relationship. One of the applicants posted a photograph of them kissing on his Facebook page, which led to […]

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Overcrowded cells and the lack of heating consists degrading treatment of the prisoners. Prisoners’ online communication is prohibited due to the existence of other means of communication

JUDGMENT Ciupercescu v. Romania 07.01.2019 (no.  41995/14) see here SUMMARY Conditions of detention in prison and degrading treatment. The applicant has been sentenced to 11 years in prison in various Romanian prisons. He appealed before the domestic courts for detention conditions regarding overcrowding, cell size, humidity, delayed medical care, a ban on online chat with […]

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Unjustified seizure of electronic data protected by lawyer-client professional secrecy, violates privacy

JUDGMENT Kırdök and others v. Turkey  03.12.2019  (no. 14704/12) see here SUMMARY In this case the applicants, who are lawyers, complained about the seizure of their electronic data by the judicial authorities for the purposes of criminal proceedings against another lawyer (Ü.S.), who had shared their office. The Court found, in particular, that the seizure […]

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Secret recording and video recording without a legal warrant for employee bribery. Violation of privacy. The fair trial was not infringed as the conviction was based on other evidence

JUDGMENT Hambardzumyan v. Armenia 05.12.2019 (no.  43478/11) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that the police had not had a valid court warrant to place her under secret surveillance during a criminal investigation. The Court found in particular that the warrant had not been specific enough about the person who was the […]

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