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Conviction of Greece for slavery! Three Russian victims of trafficking were forced to work as prostitutes. The inadequate legal framework has led to the termination of the proceedings and impunity of the perpetrators!

JUDGMENT Τ.Ι. and others v. Greece 18.07.2019 (no. 40311/10) see here SUMMARY  Prostitutes and a ban on slavery and forced labor. Three Russian women claimed to have been victims of trafficking and even forced to work as prostitutes in Greece. They accused civil servants of participating in human trafficking networks, however, until the preliminary investigation, the […]

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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 imposition of two sentences, administrative fine and imprisonment in different proceedings for the same offense violates the ne bis in idem principle

GRAND CHAMBER JUDGMENT Mihalache v. Romania 08-07-2019 (no. 54012/10)  see here SUMMARY Conviction the same accused in two sentences in different proceedings for the same offense and for the same facts. Refusal of the applicant to undergo a blood test as part of a police check to determine the level of alcohol in his blood. […]

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The criminal conviction of the President of Turkey’s Human Rights Organisation for statements made on television violated his freedom of expression.

JUDGMENT Selahattin Demirtaş v. Turkey 09-07-2019 (n. 3) (αp. no.. 8732/11) see here  SUMMARY  Criminal conviction of the President of Turkey’s Human Rights Organization, Selahatin Demitras, for statements made on a television show. His statements urged the authorities and the public to consider the possible role of Abdullah Ocalan, a prisoner leader of the Kurdistan […]

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Declaring part of a suspended prison sentence as served constituted sufficient redress for excessively long proceedings

JUDGMENT  Chiarello v. Germany  20-06-2019 (no. 497/17) see here SUMMARY Exceeding the length of the criminal proceedings. The Court found that the applicant could no longer claim to have been a “victim” within the meaning of Article 34 of the Convention, given that part of the suspended prison sentence wascharacterised by the Court as a penalty. […]

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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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Permanent video surveillance of prisoners in their cells. Violation of their privacy.

JUDGMENT Gorlov and others v. Russia 02.07.19 (no. 27057/06 and 2 others) see here   SUMMARY Permanent video surveillance of prisoners in their cells with closed camera circuits. The Court found in particular that the internal legal framework on permanent video surveillance was not sufficiently clear, precise and detailed to provide adequate protection against arbitrary interference […]

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Serious injury from car accident. Research on accident conditions. Archiving the case after thorough proceedings and full examination and recording of the evidence did not violate the right to life of the applicant.

JUDGMENT Nicolae Virgiliu Tănase v. Romania 25.06.2019 (no. 41720/13) see here  SUMMARY  Road  traffic accident with severe body injuries. The applicant was involved in a road traffic accident when a moving car crashed  heavily into the back of his car shunting it, into the back of a parked  military lorry. He suffered serious injuries and […]

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The denial of the possibility of education to detainees through the use of computer violated their right to education.

JUDGMENT Mehmet Reşit Arslan and Orhan Bingöl v. Turkey (no. 47121/06) see here SUMMARY Reasonable right of prisoners to continue their studies during their imprisonment. The applicants were convicted of a serious offense – participation in an illegal armed organisation. One of them was transferred to high security prisons. Their requests to have access to audiovisual materials […]

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Adoption of a child and registration of its surname in the civil-status documents. The refusal to register only the surname of the foster parent in place of that of the biological parent violated the right to respect for the child’s family life

JUDGMENT Leyla Can v. Turkey 18.06.2019 (no. 43140/08) see here  SUMMARY  Adoption of a child from a single-parent family. Entering of the surname of the adopted child in the civil-status  registry. Parentalist request to register only the her surname as a child’s surname. Denial of authorities. The applicant adopted a 7-year-old, who lived with her biological […]

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