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Constant video surveillance of a prisoner constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment. The trial in camera must be reasoned, otherwise it infringes the fair trial.

JUDGMENT Izmestyev v. Russia (application no. 74141/10) of 27.08.2019 see here SUMMARY Video surveillance of a life prisoner with security cameras on a 24-hour basis, restrictions on his family visits, prolonged detention and trial in camera. The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of […]

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The denial of recognition of legal representative to human rights NGOs violated the right of association. Lack of clarity in the legislation and inadequacy of the national courts in its interpretation.

JUDGMENT Jafarov and others v. Azerbaijan 25.07.2019 (no. 27309/14) see here SUMMARY  The case concerned the authorities’ repeated refusal to register a non-governmental organisation set up to defend human rights in Azerbaijan. The authorities’ ultimate reason for the refusal was the NGO founders’ failure to specify the powers of a “legal representative” in their founding […]

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State party surveillance in order to detect endeavours hostile to the constitution. Appeals for failure to exhaust domestic remedies are inadmissible.

JUDGMENT Alternative für Deutschland v. Germany 04.07.2019 (no. 57939/18) see here  SUMMARY German party surveillance suspected of hostile endeavours against the Constitution. Non-exhaustion of internal remedies. The case concerned public comments by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution about its suspicion of endeavours hostile to the constitution by the applicant party. The Court found […]

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Gambling games. The unannounced suspension of all gambling licenses, without prior compensation, without notice and without justification for reasons of public interest, violated the right to property.

JUDGMENT Svit Rozvag, Tov and others v. Romania  27.06.2019 (no. 13290/11, 62600/12 and 49432/16) see here  SUMMARY Right to property. Protection from arbitrary state interference. The applicant companies run gambling business. For cause of an unfortunate incident that happened in a shop,  parliament passed into law a bill gambling all  together and  the Ministry of Finance had […]

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Violent beating of a citizen by police officers for personal reasons! Physical violence constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT  Gülkanat v. Turkey 09.07.2019 (no.38176/08) see here SUMMARY  Ill- treatment of a citizen by police officers  and cover up by senior officers. The applicant, who had not committed a crime, was led by police officers in a wooded area and was beaten for supposedly  harassing the sister in law of an officer.  When transferred to […]

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Α Court bought the courthouse housed by a defendant company while its case was pending! Lack of judicial impartiality.

JUDGMENT Cosmos Maritime Trading and Shipping Agency v. Ukraine 27.06.2019 (no.53427/09) see here  SUMMARY  In a trial between the plaintiff and the defendant company, the defendant transferred its ownership of the courthouse to the courts in the case. Lack of impartiality of courts. The applicant shipping company appealed to the Ukrainian courts for recognition of its high monetary claim […]

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Law practice and fraud for many years. Twelve-year duration of criminal proceedings constitutes an infringement of the reasonable duration of the proceedings

JUDGMENT  Abboud v. Belgium 02.07.2019 (no.29119/13) see here  SUMMARY Violation of reasonable time for criminal proceedings. 12 years for criminal cases exceeded the reasonable time. The applicant worked as a translator. Taking advantage of this situation and without having the capacity of a lawyer, he has been conducting legal acts for many years, providing legal […]

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The judge must abstain when his / her impartiality is legitimately challenged. Infringement of fair trial when the judge who convicted the accused was the mother’s enemy!

JUDGMENT  Škrlj v. Croatia 11.07.2019 (no. 32953/13) see here  SUMMARY  A judge who was prejudiced against the defendant’s mother heard his case and sentenced him. Lack of fairness and fair trial. The police issued a penalty notice against the applicant for two traffic violations and he appealed before the Offences Court. At the Court of […]

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Conviction of a publisher and editor-in-chief of a newspaper for publishing statements by leaders of a terrorist organization for incitement to violence. Freedom of transmission of information was not infringed.

JUDGMENT Gürbüz and Bayar v. Turkey 23.07.2019 (no. 8860/13) see here  SUMMARY Press, freedom of thought and incitement to violence. The applicants, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the newspaper, were sentenced to a fine for publishing statements by a terrorist leader threatening a “guerrilla fight” in the event of no dialogue and inciting “patriots” to act. The Supreme Court […]

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7 years imprisonment for participating in a demonstration! Deprivation of the right of the freedom of assembly.

JUDGMENT  Zülküf Murat Kahraman v. Turkey 16.07.2019 (no. 65808/10) see here  SUMMARY The applicant was accused of participating in a protest against the detention conditions of Adhullah Öcalan, a member of the PKK. His conviction of a prison sentence of more than 7 years was based on a photograph of a man with his face […]

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