Legal eviction violates the right to family life if the way in which it is carried out does not take into account the consequences and the peculiarities of those who are evicted

JUDGMENT Hirtu and others v. France  14.05.2020 (no. 24720/13) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the clearance of an unauthorised encampment where the applicants, who are of Roma origin, had been living for six months. The Court observed first of all that the circumstances of their forcible eviction and their subsequent living conditions did not […]

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Years of inadequate and ineffective research regarding a killing of a soldier have violated the procedural part of the right to life

JUDGMENT Anahit Mkrtchyan v. Armenia 07.05.2020 (no. 3673/11) see here SUMMARY Death of a soldier. Right to life. Effective research. The applicant is the mother of a soldier who was shot dead while serving in the army. The fatal shooting took place in an office in the presence of 3 eyewitnesses. The investigation was launched […]

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The sentencing decision, which was based not only on the testimony of a minor witness but also on other evidence, did not violate the overall legal nature of the criminal proceedings.

JUDGMENT P. v. Greece 14.05.2020 (no. 78085/12) see here SUMMARY Right to hear a defendant accused of sexually abusing his son. Right of examination of witnesses. Complaint before the ECtHR about the reading by the national courts of the child’s testimony before the Investigator, which confirmed the sexual abuse. According to the applicant, the testimony […]

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The state’s refusal to grant an immigrant legal status, even that of a stateless person, violated his private life.

JUDGMENT Sudita Keita v. Hungary 12.05.2020 (no. 42321/15) see here SUMMARY Unlawful legal situation and consequences in his private life. The applicant, of non-native, Somali and Nigerian descent, entered Hungary in 2002. His efforts to determine his legal status were unsuccessful. He was recognized as a stateless person only in 2017 and only because in […]

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Disciplinary punishment of a Muslim prisoner for praying at bedtime. Violation of religious freedom

JUDGMENT Korostelev v. Russia 12.05.2020 (no. 29290/10) see here SUMMARY Worship acts of prisoners and religious freedom. Reprimand to a Muslim prisoner for performing acts of worship during the night in violation of the prison program. The applicant was punished for his misdemeanor in prison – that is, two acts of worship (“Salah”) at night […]

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Erotic videos coming from a hidden camera of a journalist with her partner on the internet. Description of her as ” Cicciolina” from a newspaper. Rejection of her lawsuit. Violation of her private life

JUDGMENT Khadija Ismayilova v. Azerbaijan 07.05.2020 (n.3)  (application no. 35283/14) see here SUMMARY The applicant is a well-known journalist. She writes mainly articles criticising the government for its policies. Erotic videos were posted on the internet with the journalist and her partner taken with a hidden camera. As a result of these videoa, a journalist […]

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Incorrect installation of gas water heater by a resident and his death. Non-infringement of the right to life

JUDGMENT Vardosanidze v. Georgia 07.05.2020 (no. 43881/10) see here SUMMARY Death due to poisoning after incorrect installation of gas water heater. Right to life. Essential and procedural part. Positive obligations of the state to protect the right to life. The applicant’s son died of carbon monoxide poisoning after reconnecting an incorrectly installed water heater to […]

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Appeal resignation on behalf of the non-legally appointed representative of the appellant. Violation of the right of access to court

JUDGMENT Madžarović and others v. Montenegro 05.05.2020 (no.  54839/17 and  71093/17) see here  SUMMARY Right to appeal. The applicants are the CEO of the company and 2 subsidiaries. From the above mentioned, a third company was established, which concluded a loan agreement with the Bank, providing its shares in the common investment fund as collateral. […]

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The European Convention on Human Rights does not apply to visa applications submitted to embassies and consulates

JUDGMENT GRAND CHAMBER M.N. and others v. Belgium 05.05.2020 (no. 3599/18) see here SUMMARY The case concerned a couple of Syrian nationals and their two children, who were refused the shortterm visas that they had requested from the Belgian Embassy in Beirut with a view to applying for asylum in Belgium. The applicants claimed that […]

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Prosecutors and judges have the right to criticize legal reforms and cases regarding their independence

JUDGMENT Kövesi v. Romania 05.05.2020 (no. 3594/19) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s removal as the chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate before the end of her second term following her criticism of legislative reforms in the area of corruption. She alleged that she had also been unable to challenge that decision […]

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