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Ill treatment of a soldier from a sergeant and from another soldier because he fell asleep on duty consists degrading treatment. Inadequate investigation into same soldier’s death violates procedural aspect of right to life

JUDGMENT Styazhkova v. Russia 14.01.2020 (no. 14791/04) see here SUMMARY The case of Styazhkova v. Russia concerned the applicant’s allegation that the official explanation of suicide for her son’s death during his military service was not convincing. The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: no violation of Article 2 (right […]

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Ineffective criminal protection of homosexuals against hate speech on facebook violates their right to privacy

JUDGMENT Beizaras and Levickas v. Lithuania 14.01.2020 (no. 41288/15) see here SUMMARY The case raised questions about the State’s responsibility to protect individuals from homophobic hate speech. The applicants are two young men who are in a relationship. One of the applicants posted a photograph of them kissing on his Facebook page, which led to […]

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Overcrowded cells and the lack of heating consists degrading treatment of the prisoners. Prisoners’ online communication is prohibited due to the existence of other means of communication

JUDGMENT Ciupercescu v. Romania 07.01.2019 (no.  41995/14) see here SUMMARY Conditions of detention in prison and degrading treatment. The applicant has been sentenced to 11 years in prison in various Romanian prisons. He appealed before the domestic courts for detention conditions regarding overcrowding, cell size, humidity, delayed medical care, a ban on online chat with […]

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The administrative detention of an alien for the purpose of executing an expulsion order is lawful. The right to liberty and security has not been violated.

JUDGMENT Jeddi v. Italy 09.01.2010 (no. 42086/14) see here SUMMARY Aliens deportation and legality of temporary administrative detention. The applicant was arrested for illegal entry into Italy. He applied for asylum which was rejected but was granted a residence permit on humanitarian grounds. Despite being granted a residence permit he fled to Switzerland seeking asylum […]

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No evidence of degrading treatment by an asylum seeker. The applicant has not shown that her basic needs in food, hygiene and living could be met

JUDGMENT B.L. and others v. France 09.01.2020 (no. 48104/14) see here SUMMARY The case concerned asylum-seekers housed in a tent camp in Metz, who complained about the poor conditions in which they were accommodated. Noting, firstly, that certain applicants (nos. 2 to 23) had not maintained contact with their lawyer and had failed to keep […]

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Η άνω της 20ετίας καθυστέρηση για τον καθορισμό αποζημίωσης λόγω απαλλοτρίωσης, δημιούργησε αβεβαιότητα στους δικαιούχους και παραβίασε το δικαίωμά τους στην ιδιοκτησία

ΑΠΟΦΑΣΗ Zikatanova κ.α. κατά Βουλγαρίας της 12.12.2019 (αριθ. προσφ. 45806/11) βλ. εδώ  ΠΕΡΙΛΗΨΗ Καθυστέρηση αποζημίωσης λόγω απαλλοτρίωσης για πάνω από 20 χρόνια! Παραβίαση του δικαιώματος στην ιδιοκτησία. Οι προσφεύγοντες στερήθηκαν την γεωργική γη τους λόγω απαλλοτρίωσης  από το Υπουργείο Παιδείας. Το κράτος ακόμα και μετά την πάροδο 25 ετών, παρέλειψε να αποζημιώσει τους δικαιούχους είτε […]

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Late notification of hearing date: applicant was unable to reply to opinion of advocate-general at Court of Cassation. Violation of the ECHR

JUDGMENT Venet v. Belgium 22.10.2019 (no.  27703/16) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned proceedings in which Mr Venet unsuccessfully challenged his pre-trial detention. He complained that he had been unable to attend the Court of Cassation’s hearing on his appeal against his pre-trial detention or to respond to the submissions of the advocate-general, as he […]

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The expulsion of an alien for the purposes of public policy and security did not violate his right to family life

JUDGMENT Zakharchuk v. Russia 17.12.2019 (no. 2967/12) see here   SUMMARY  Limits on the protection of family life. Expulsion of an alien for national security reasons. The applicant was born in the former Soviet Union to a Russian mother and a Polish father. He acquired Polish citizenship and maintained ties with that country even though […]

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Municipal councils are public authorities and are bound to tolerate stricter criticism. The intervener has the right to appeal, as does the defendant, since his freedom of expression has been violated. NGOs have the same level of protection as the press.

JUDGMENT Margulev v. Russia 08.10.2019 (no. 15449/09) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the head of a conservation NGO whose comments in a newspaper article were found to have defamed Moscow City Council. The Court first found that although the applicant was a third-party to the dispute rather than the direct object of the defamation […]

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