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Journalist’s condemnation for gloryfying violence and the kidnappers did not violated the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Altıntaş v. Turkey 10.03.2020 (no.  50495/08) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned a judicial fine imposed on Mr Altıntaş for an article published in 2007 in his periodical Tokat Demokrat, describing the perpetrators of the “Kızıldere events”, among others as “idols of the youth”. The events in question took place in March 1972, when […]

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Denying the request for conscientious objection to a claimant who did not provide sufficient evidence was in accordance with the ECHR.

JUDGMENT Dyagilev v. Russia 10.3.2020 (no. 49972/16) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the procedure in Russia for examining requests to replace compulsory military service with its civilian alternative. The applicant in the case, a recent graduate, complained that the authorities had refused his request because they found that he was not a genuine pacifist. […]

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Red card to Platini from Strasbourg! The penalty imposed on him was proportional

JUDGMENT Platini v. Switzerland 05.03.2020 (no. 526/18) see here SUMMARY The case concerned Michel Platini, a former professional football player, president of UEFA and vice-president of FIFA. Disciplinary proceedings had been brought against him in respect of a salary “supplement” of 2 million Swiss francs (CHF), received in 2011 in the context of a verbal […]

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Coup in Turkey. Temporary detention of Judge as suspected terrorist member violated ECHR

JUDGMENT Baş v. Turkey 03.03.2020 (no. 66448/17) see here   SUMMARY The case concerned the pre-trial detention of Mr Baş, a judge at the time, following the attempted coup of 15 July 2016. The Court found that according to the case-law of the Court of Cassation, a suspicion of membership of a criminal organisation could be […]

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Disciplinary proceedings against a notary for the transfer of public property to a monastery. The fair trial was not infringed

JUDGMENT Peleki v. Greece 05.03.2020  (no.  69291/12) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned disciplinary proceedings against the applicant, a notary by profession, after she was instrumental in the conveyance of State property to a monastery. The Court found that sufficiently thorough judicial scrutiny had been exercised by the Court of Appeal, which had remedied the […]

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Annulement of university degrees due to administrative flaws and omissions of the University violated the privacy of students

JUDGMENT Convertito and others v. Romania 03.03.2020 (no. 30547/14) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the annulment, owing to administrative flaws, of State degrees in dentistry obtained by the applicants in Romania. The Court noted that the decisions to enrol the students in the first year of higher education had been issued and signed by […]

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Asylum request for members of a religious community. Rejection due to an unproven risk of inhumane or degrading treatment

JUDGMENT A.S.N. and others v. The Netherlands 25.2.2020 (no.  68377/17 and 530/18) see here  SUMMARY The applicants in both applications are families with minor children, originally from Afghanistan and belonging to the religious community of Sikhs. Citing fears of persecution because of their religious beliefs, they fled to the Netherlands where they sought asylum. Their […]

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Deprivation of the right to choose a defense lawyer and the national court’s formalism in the late appeal violated the ECHR

JUDGMENT Lobzhanidze and Peradze v. Georgia 27.02.2020 (no. 21447/11 and 35839/11) see here  SUMMARY Evidence, Appointment of Attorney, Appeal and Fair Trial. The applicants were convicted of forgery for a virtual sale of real estate. In addition, the first applicant was charged with the offense of bribery of judicial officers for attempting to influence a […]

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The imposition of a permanent heating charge on disconnected users violated the right to their property.

JUDGMENT Strezovski and others v. North Macedonia 27.2.2020 (no.14460/16, 14958/16, 14962/16, 14966/16, 27884/16, 16064/17, 20229/17 and 30206/17). see here  SUMMARY The applicants are owners of houses for which they were imposed under domestic law, the continuous payment of a heating fee to a private company from which they were disconnected. The domestic courts dismissed their […]

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