Illegal pre-trial detention when linked to a prisoner’s political ideology violates his/her freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Ragıp Zarakolu v. Turkey 15.09.2020 (app. no. 15064/12) see here  SUMMARY Illegal detention and right to freedom of expression. The ECtHR ruled that when pre-trial detention is not legal, it should not consider whether interfering with freedom of expression has a legitimate purpose and is necessary in a democratic society. Illegal pre-trial detention linked […]

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Anonymous witnesses. The lack of objective grounds for granting anonymity to witnesses violated the right to a fair trial of the accused

JUDGMENT Vasilyev and others v. Russia 22.09.2020 (application no. 38891/08) see here  SUMMARY Anonymous witnesses in a criminal trial. Conviction of the applicants for incitement to hatred and participation in an organization banned due to extremist activity. The applicants alleged that their right to a fair trial had been violated because the national courts had […]

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Violent three-day beating of a prisoner by police in order for him to confess! Conviction for torture

JUDGMENT Χ. and Υ. v. Russia 22.09.2020 (app. no. 43411/06) see here SUMMARY Unjustified violence by police officers. Prohibition of torture and illegal detention. The first applicant was arrested at night while he was sleeping in the house of his mother and the second applicant. He was dragged to a local police station, beaten severely […]

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The public prosecutor’s statement of guilt violated the presumption of innocence. Prohibition of communication of a detainee with relatives. Violation of privacy

JUDGMENT Mirgadirov v. Azerbaijan and Turkey 17.09.2020  (app. no.  62775/14) see here  SUMMARY Judicial review of the legality of temporary detention, presumption of innocence and the right to respect for the privacy of a detainee. The applicant, a political journalist and political analyst, was arrested and detained on his way back to his country of […]

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Formulation of guilt of the accused in a decision for temporary detention and before trial in substance. Violation of the presumption of innocence

JUDGMENT Grubnyk v. Ukraine 17.09.2020 ( 58444/15) see here   SUMMARY Presumption of innocence. Temporary detention of a suspect, the right to liberty and security of a dangerous criminal as opposed to the public’s right to protection from violent attacks. The applicant was arrested for his involvement in a terrorist attack. The charge was amended to […]

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Complaint of asylum seekers for accommodation in tents in a camp parking lot and for lack of financial assistance! Unproven allegations. Non-violation of the ECHR

JUDGMENT B.G. and others v. France 10.09.2020 (app. no. 63141/13) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the accommodation of asylum-seekers for several months in a tent camp set up on a carpark in Metz and the question whether they had received the material and financial support provided for by domestic law. Applicants 1 to 12 […]

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The disciplinary penalty of demotion to a Senior Prosecutor for a misdemeanor investigation into a sexual abuse case did not violate the Convention.

JUDGMENT Čivinskaitė v. Lithuania 15.09.2020 (app. no. 21218/12) see here SUMMARY The case concerned disciplinary proceedings against the applicant, a senior prosecutor, for failing to carry out her duties properly in a high-profile investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a child. The proceedings led to her demotion. Her case before the European Court dealt […]

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Murder of 9 students and a teacher by an armed student. Police inaction to seize the weapon despite alarming indications. Violation of the right to life

JUDGMENT Kotilainen and others v. Finland 17.09.2020 (app. no. 62439/12) see here SUMMARY The case of Kotilainen and Others v. Finland (application no. 62439/12) concerned complaints about failures by the authorities to protect the lives of the victims of the 2008 school shooting in the town of Kauhajoki, in which 10 people were killed. Nine […]

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The Greek national Marialena Tsirli was elected the first female Registar of the European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights’ Judges, sitting in plenary session, have  elected on the 7th of September 2020 Marialena Tsirli Registrar of the Court for a five-year term of office starting on 1 December 2020. Marialena Tsirli will succeed Roderick Liddell, who has been Registrar of the Court since 1 December 2015. Ms. Tsirli […]

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Immobilization of a mentally ill person in a hospital bed for 23 hours. Continuation of the measure of physical restraint without sufficient justification, violated the ECHR.

JUDGMENT Aggerholm v. Denmark 15-9-2020 (app. no. 45439/18) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned a complaint by a schizophrenic man about being strapped to a restraint bed in a psychiatric hospital for nearly 23 hours, one of the longest periods of such immobilisation ever examined by the European Court. Given the context and the applicant’s […]

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