JUDGMENT Rodionov v. Russia 27.08.2019 (no. 9106/09) see here SUMMARY Request for revision of an ECHR judgment pursuant to Rule 80 of the Rules of Court. The applicant’s mother complained that she had been unable to enforce the decision because of her son’s death and argued that as his heir she should receive the sums […]
The damages awarded by the national courts must restore the victim to the position he was in before his right was infringed.
JUDGMENT Portanier v. Malta 27.08.2019 (no. 55747/16) see here SUMMARY Rental application. Restitution of the victim of a violation of rights. Appeal on domestic legal protection in case of infringement of property rights. Although the national courts acknowledged that the applicant’s right to own property as a lessor had been infringed, they were awarded minor […]
Conviction of a deceased (!) violates the fair trial. Presumption of innocence guarantees lack of criminal responsibility after the defendant’s death.
JUDGMENT Magnitskiyiy and others v. Russia 27.08.2019 (no. 32631/09 and 53799/12) see here SUMMARY Conviction of the deceased. Criminal responsibility does not remain after the defendant death. This dictates the presumption of innocence. Conviction of the accused after his death violates the right to a fair trial as criminal proceedings require the defendant to participate. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]