inhuman and degrading treatment

Protest against the felling of trees into a park and protestors’ rights.

JUDGMENT  Chernega and others v. Ukraine  18-06-2019 (no. 74768/10) see here   SUMMARY  A protest againstthe felling of trees in a public park to build a road. Allegations of violations of protesters’ rights. State responsibility for acts of private guards recruited by a private company and coercing in the presence of the police. The ECtHR found […]

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The Greek adventure of minor refugees. Degrading conditions of detention in police stations

JUDGMENT  Sh.D and  Others v. Greece, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia (no. 14165/16) see here SUMMARY Detention conditions for minors and degrading treatment. Detention conditions in Greece, five unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan. With regard to the complaints against Greece under Articles 3 and 5 § 1 of the ECHR, the Court considered […]

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Transportation of prisoners in metal chambers in trucks without water and food constitutes degrading treatment. Systemic problem.

JUDGMENT Tomov and others v. Russia 09.04.2019 (18255/10, 63058/10, 10270/11, 73227/11, 56201/13 and 41234/16) see here SUMMARY Transfer of prisoners. Poor detention conditions. Complaints of seven Russian prisoners. The Court found that the violations were mainly caused by the adherence to obsolete standards for the transfer of detainees (transportation to solid metal wards in prison […]

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Slaps and kicks in temporary prisoners. The burden of proof for injuries lies solely with the state.

JUDGMENT Csonka v. Hungary 16.04.2019 (no. 48455/14) see here SUMMARY Slaps in the face and kicks on the chest and stomach of the applicant by police officers during his interrogation. Rejection by the national authorities of the applicant’s complaint of ill-treatment on reasonable grounds that he has been self injured during that interrogation. The Court […]

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Insufficient and ineffective investigation of allegations of rape violated the privacy of the victim and constituted degrading treatment

JUDGMENT E.B. v. Romania 19.03.2019 (no. 49089/10) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that her accusations of rape had not been properly investigated and that she had been deprived of her procedural rights. The Court found that the authorities had failed to carry out a proper investigation and had overly emphasised the […]

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The process of supervising the execution of an ECtHR ruling pending before the Committee of Ministers does not prevent a new appeal in respect of new aspects of the same case that were not dealt with in the original decision.

JUDGMENT  V.D. v. Croatia 15.11.2018 (n. 2) (no. 19421/15) see here   SUMMARY Execution of decisions. ECtHR’s conviction and new information on the same case. Following the  condemnation of Croatia regarding the ineffective and incomplete investigation into police violence, the national authorities re-investigated to find police accountability for the reported mistreatment. The new research found no […]

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Police beating with rubber logs, cigarette burning and torture with electric cables and needles under the nails

JUDGMENT Tsakoyevy v. Russia 02.10.2018 (no. 16397/07) see here SUMMARY Police violence and the death of a suspect for his participation in an armed group. He was beaten with rubber logs, burnt with cigarettes, tortured with electrified cables, and needles were inserted under his nails. Ineffective investigation by the authorities. Violation of the right to […]

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Men detained in prison without water, power and heating suffered rights violation

JUDGMENT Pocasovschi and Mihaila v. Republic of Moldova and Russia 29.05.2018 (no. 1089/09) see here   SUMMARY  The case concerned the applicants’ complaint about being held in poor conditions in a Moldovan prison whose electricity and water had been cut off by the separatist “Moldavian Republic of Transdniestria” (the “MRT”). The Court found that although the […]

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Ineffective investigation of ill-treatment by police custody

JUDGMENT  Pankov v. Russia 15.05.2018 (no. 52550/08) see here    SUMMARY Allegation of police violence while in the police station for authentication. Infringement of Article 3 because he was subjected to degrading treatment under police custody and no effective investigation was conducted to verify his claim. PROVISION Article 3 PRINCIPAL FACTS  The applicant, Vladislav Pankov, […]

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police violence

Non-research into racist motivation in cases of police violence against Roma is inhuman and degrading treatment

JUDGMENT M.F. v. Hungary  31-10-2017 (no.  45855/12)  see here   SUMMARY  Police violence with racial motivation. A Hungarian citizen with Roma origin became a victim of ill-treatment and the authorities failed to conduct an effective investigation into his allegations. Unfair or degrading treatment both in terms of abuse and procedural aspects of ineffective research coupled with […]

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