CPT’s report on the visit to Albania

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published the report on its most recent visit to Albania carried...

Legal remedy against a decision on deprivation of liberty for an untraceable person is not in accordance with the Convention

In the case of Rizzotto v. Italy (application no. 20983/12, 05.09.2019) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 5 § 4...

Prisoners’ video surveillance led to the violation of the right to privacy

In the case of Gorlov and Others v. Russia (application nos. 27057/06 and 2 others) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of...

The detention of the applicant was not in accordance with the Convention after it became clear that he could not be deported to any safe third country

In the case of Al Husin v. Bosnia and Herzegovina (no. 2) (application no. 10112/16, 25/06/2019) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:  a violation...

Loss of victim status if the court acknowledges that a certain part of the sentence has already been served as a form of compensation for the excessive long proceeding

In the case of Chiarello v. Germany (application no. 497/17, 20/06/2019) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 6 § 1...

Violation of the prisoners’ right to education due to the authorities’ refusal to allow them access to the computer and the internet

In the case of Mehmet Reşit Arslan and Orhan Bingöl v. Turkey (application no. 47121/06, 18.06.2019) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation...

The irreducible life sentence is not in accordance with the Convention on Human Rights

In the case of Marcello Viola v. Italy (no. 2) (application no. 77633/16, 13.06.2019) the European Court of Human Rights held, by a majority, that there had been a violation...

Concerns of the Commissioner for Human Rights about the Serbian draft legislation regarding the life imprisonment

The Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović, warns Serbia to ensure that its draft legislation concerning life imprisonment is compliant with the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights...

The authorities’ refusal to allow the detainee to attend his brother’s funeral led to a violation of Article 8 of the Convention

In the case of Vetsev v. Bulgaria (application no. 54558/15, 30.04.2019) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to...

Ethnic profiling of the Roma community

In the case Lingurar v. Romania (application no. 48474/14, 16/04/2019) the European Court of Human Rights unanimously held, that there had been: a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman...