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Publisher’s criminal conviction for hate speech did not violate freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Atamanchuk v. Russia  11.02.2020 (no. 4493/11) see here SUMMARY The case concerned a businessman’s conviction for inciting hatred and enmity following statements about non-Russians in an article published in a local newspaper. The Court found in particular that the applicant’s sweeping remarks had not contributed to any public debate and agreed with the national […]

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Injured children by grenade in residential area. Non-assignment of responsibilities and compensation. Ineffective research

JUDGMENT Vovk and Bogdanov v. Russia 11.02.2020 (no. 15613/10) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the authorities’ alleged failure to conduct an effective investigation into the explosion of a grenade in a residential area of Chita in April 2008 and their refusal to pay the victims compensation. The Court found that the investigating authorities had […]

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The Court protects lawyers from arbitrary investigations and seizures

JUDGMENT Kruglov and others v. Russia  30.01.2020 (no. 11264/04 and 15 applications)  see here  SUMMARY Investigations in law firms and homes. Protection of professional secrecy. Necessary institutional guarantees. The seizure of computers and hard drives violates the right to property. The applicants are lawyers. In order to gather evidence for a criminal investigation, a search […]

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Paraplegic Prisoner: being carried between two floors constitutes degrading treatment

JUDGMENT Bayram v. Turkey 04.02.2020 (no. 7087/12) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the conditions of detention of the applicant, who is paraplegic and cannot move around by his own means. The applicant, whose degree of physical incapacity is 92%, received no assistance between 11 April 2011 and 27 April 2011 in Batman Prison. On […]

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Μη ανανέωση προσωρινά διαβατηρίου σε πατέρα που δεν κατέβαλε συστηματικά διατροφή των παιδιών του και ήθελε να ζήσει εκτός Ευρώπης. Δεν παραβιάστηκε το δικαίωμα ελεύθερης μετακίνησης, αφού αποσκοπούσε στην καταβολή διατροφής των παιδιών

ΑΠΟΦΑΣΗ Torresi κατά Ιταλίας της 16.01.2020 (αριθ. προσφ.  68957/16) βλ. εδώ ΠΕΡΙΛΗΨΗ Ελευθερία μετακίνησης και εξυπηρέτηση  υπέρτερου συμφέροντος. Ο προσφεύγων, υπήκοος Ιταλίας, και κάτοικος Χονγκ Κονγκ  αφότου χώρισε με την σύζυγο του, θέλησε να ταξιδέψει για επαγγελματικούς και προσωπικούς λόγους στην Κίνα. Οι εγχώριες αρχές αρνήθηκαν την ανανέωση του διαβατηρίου του γιατί όφειλε διατροφές για […]

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A judge has tried two cases with the same defendant. The fair trial was not violated and no discrimination was found.

JUDGMENT Alexandru Marian Iancu v. Romania 04.02.2020 (no. 60858/15) see here   SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s allegation that a judge who had been involved in convicting him in two sets of connected proceedings could not be impartial. The Court found that aside from the alleged similarity between the two sets of proceedings against […]

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Infringement of fair trial by lack of reasoning by the Court of Cassation for non-recognition of the benefit of mitigating circumstances.

JUDGMENT Felloni v. Italy 06.02.2020 (no. 44221/14) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned criminal proceedings which led to Mr Felloni’s conviction for driving while unfit through drink. Mr Felloni alleged that his prison sentence was the result of the retrospective application of harsher criminal legislation. In particular, he complained that he had not been granted […]

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Illegal and excessive use of force by police officers and ineffective investigation into the death of a woman by police gun fire violated the right to life.

JUDGMENT Baysultanov v. Russia 04.02.2020 (no. 56120/13) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned a police operation to detain the leader of an illegal armed group, which resulted in the applicant’s wife being killed and the applicant being wounded. The Court found in particular that the Government had not proved that the police use of lethal […]

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The authorities’ ineffective investigation into the death of a prisoner violated the right to life. Torture of an Armenian man in a military police department cell

JUDGMENT Saribekyan and Balyan v. Azerbaijan  30.01.2020 (no. 35746/11) see here SUMMARY The case  concerned the death of the applicants’ son, an Armenian citizen, while in military police detention in Azerbaijan. The European Court of Human Rights held that there had been, by five votes to two, a violation of Article 2 (right to life) […]

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Ineffective investigation into two homicides. Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies for failure to apply to a Constitutional Court for compensation of relatives.

JUDGMENT Kušić and others v. Croatia 16.01.2020 (no. 71667/17), see here  SUMMARY In their application to the European Court, the Kušić family alleged that the investigation into the death of their family members had been ineffective and that the domestic remedy suggested by the Government for their grievance, a constitutional complaint, was not effective as […]

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