The ECHR intervenes with the granting of interim measures to end Armenia-Azerbaijan hostilities in order to protect civilians

Decision for Interim Measures of Armenia v. Azerbaijan of 30.09.2020 (App. no. 42521/20) PRINCIPAL FACTS The European Court of Human Rights received on the 28-9-2020 a request for interim measure lodged by Armenia against Azerbaijan, in which the Armenian Government requested the Court to indicate to the Azerbaijani Government, under Rule 39 of the Rules […]

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The exclusion of the non-biological father from communication with the child, with whom he had developed strong ties, violated the right to family life

JUDGMENT Fatkhutdinov v. Russia 29.09.2020  (App. no. 36335/18) see here SUMMARY Best interests of the child and parental care. Deprivation of parental care f a minor child by the applicant, who was deemed not to be his biological father, based on his refusal to undergo a DNA test and the testimony of a witness. The […]

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Loss of property due to illegal title. Bad faith pwner. Non violation of the right to respect of property

JUDGMENT Belova v. Russia 15.09.2020 (app. no. 33955/08) see here  SUMMARY Respect for property. Loss of property due to illegal title and acquisition of it in bad faith. The property was returned to the State several years after its purchase by the applicant by intermediate individuals, who were not legalized to enter into the sale. […]

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Arrest and detention of a person accused of sexual assault after being identified by the victims. Subsequent acquittal. Non-violation of ECHR due to reasonable suspicion

JUDGMENT Bilal Akyıldız v. Turkey 15.09.2020 (app. no. 36897/07) see here SUMMARY Arrest and temporary detention of an applicant on suspicion of having committed a series of sexual assaults and attempted abductions of children. The applicant resembled the person depicted in a photograph of the alleged perpetrator, but was acquitted after the victims’ statements made […]

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Illegal pre-trial detention when linked to a prisoner’s political ideology violates his/her freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Ragıp Zarakolu v. Turkey 15.09.2020 (app. no. 15064/12) see here  SUMMARY Illegal detention and right to freedom of expression. The ECtHR ruled that when pre-trial detention is not legal, it should not consider whether interfering with freedom of expression has a legitimate purpose and is necessary in a democratic society. Illegal pre-trial detention linked […]

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Anonymous witnesses. The lack of objective grounds for granting anonymity to witnesses violated the right to a fair trial of the accused

JUDGMENT Vasilyev and others v. Russia 22.09.2020 (application no. 38891/08) see here  SUMMARY Anonymous witnesses in a criminal trial. Conviction of the applicants for incitement to hatred and participation in an organization banned due to extremist activity. The applicants alleged that their right to a fair trial had been violated because the national courts had […]

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Violent three-day beating of a prisoner by police in order for him to confess! Conviction for torture

JUDGMENT Χ. and Υ. v. Russia 22.09.2020 (app. no. 43411/06) see here SUMMARY Unjustified violence by police officers. Prohibition of torture and illegal detention. The first applicant was arrested at night while he was sleeping in the house of his mother and the second applicant. He was dragged to a local police station, beaten severely […]

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The public prosecutor’s statement of guilt violated the presumption of innocence. Prohibition of communication of a detainee with relatives. Violation of privacy

JUDGMENT Mirgadirov v. Azerbaijan and Turkey 17.09.2020  (app. no.  62775/14) see here  SUMMARY Judicial review of the legality of temporary detention, presumption of innocence and the right to respect for the privacy of a detainee. The applicant, a political journalist and political analyst, was arrested and detained on his way back to his country of […]

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Formulation of guilt of the accused in a decision for temporary detention and before trial in substance. Violation of the presumption of innocence

JUDGMENT Grubnyk v. Ukraine 17.09.2020 ( 58444/15) see here   SUMMARY Presumption of innocence. Temporary detention of a suspect, the right to liberty and security of a dangerous criminal as opposed to the public’s right to protection from violent attacks. The applicant was arrested for his involvement in a terrorist attack. The charge was amended to […]

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Complaint of asylum seekers for accommodation in tents in a camp parking lot and for lack of financial assistance! Unproven allegations. Non-violation of the ECHR

JUDGMENT B.G. and others v. France 10.09.2020 (app. no. 63141/13) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the accommodation of asylum-seekers for several months in a tent camp set up on a carpark in Metz and the question whether they had received the material and financial support provided for by domestic law. Applicants 1 to 12 […]

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