inhuman and degrading treatment

Rape, abduction and harassment of a woman from her former partner. Threats against her, cutting her car brakes with the purpose to kill and forced abortion. The Court has condemned the authorities’ indifference to domestic violence. Unfair and degrading treatment of a woman.

JUDGMENT  Volodina v. Russia 09.07.2019 (no. 41261/17) see here   SUMMARY  Domestic Violence and Discrimination Against Women. Insufficient legal status to deal with. The applicant complained that the Russian authorities had not protected her from repeated violent attacks, abductions, rapes and threat on behalf of her former partner.The Court found that the applicant had been subjected […]

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The state has taken adequate measures to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse. No violation of the ECHR.

JUDGMENT  Α and Β v. Croatia 20-06-2019 (no. 7144/15) see here SUMMARY  Complaint about inaction by the Croatian authorities in allegations of sexual abuse of children. The Court noted that the authorities had taken measures to address conflicting claims of a situation involving complaints from a mother about the sexual abuse of her child by […]

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The inadequate investigation of a patient’s death in a hospital consists of a violation of the right to life

JUDGMENT  Prizreni v. Albania  11.06.2019 (no. 29309/16) see here   SUMMARY Death of a hospitalized patient under non specified conditions. Authorities’  failure to carry out an adequate and effective investigation into the circumstances of the death and his treatment. Protection of life. The applicant’s brother passed away while being hospitalised for serious illness. The forensic investigation […]

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The deterioration in detention conditions during the prison wardens’ strike constitutes degrading treatment

JUDGMENT Clasens v. Belgium 28.05.2019 (no. 26564/16) see here   SUMMARY  Degrading treatment of prisoners. Prison guard strike. Conditions of detention in Ittre Prison during a strike by prison wardens between April and June 2016. The Court found that Mr Clasens’ conditions of detention during the prison wardens’ strike amounted to degrading treatment, resulting from the cumulative […]

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The use of excessive force by the counter-terrorist service is inhuman and degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT Kanciał v. Poland 23.05.2019 (no. 37023/13) see here SUMMARY Police violence using an electric weapon during a raid by the Anti-Terrorism Service. Exessive use of police  force against the applicant, who had already been immobilized at that time. Incomplete investigation of his allegations of ill treatment. Violation of the substantive and procedural aspect of […]

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Deportation to Algeria of a convicted of terrorist acts. There is no risk of inhuman or degrading treatment. No infringement of Article 3 of the ECHR.

JUDGMENT Α.Μ. v. France 29.04.2019 (no. 12148/18) see here   SUMMARY The case concerns the applicant’s planned deportation to Algeria after he was convicted in France in 2015 for participating in acts of terrorism and was permanently banned from French territory. The Court found that the general situation in Algeria as regards the treatment of individuals […]

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Unjustified violent police raid against a Roma settlement with injuries. Condemnation for degrading treatment and racist motives!

JUDGMENT Lingurar v. Romania 16.04.2019 (no. 48474/14) see here SUMMARY Raid by 85 policemen in the Roma community in Romania and injury by the applicants. The Court found that there was no justification for the disproportionate use of force during the raid against the applicant’s family members. The applicants were unarmed and never accused of […]

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Inhuman and degrading treatment of Afghans by Greek police officers!

JUDGMENT Sarwari and others v. Greece 11.04.2019 (no. 38089/12) see here  SUMMARY Ten Afghan nationals denounced that they had been mistreated by police officers in search of an Afghan fugitive who had escaped from a courtroom. Nine of the applicants complained that they had been ill-treated in the building where they lived, while the tenth […]

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Keeping prisoners in the cells for 23 hours a day is a degrading treatment. Temporary detention legislation must accurately stipulate its duration

JUDGMENT Bigović v. Montenegro 19.03.2019 (no. 48343/16) see here SUMMARY Degrading conditions of detention. A prisoner sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment for murdering an investigator remained for 23 hours a day locked in his cells and the only regular activity outside the cell was exercise for one hour a day. Lack of adequate provision for […]

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