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European Court of Human Rights

This section contains briefs and links to the European Court of Human Rights case-law related to defence rights, including legal aid and other related rights

Profoundly frustrating that it is the taxpayers who will pay for yet another case involving lawless behaviour by police officers and failure by the authorities to investigate and prosecute the culprits.
On 9th of October 2012, Chamber judgment in the case of X v. Turkey (application no. 24626/09), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights held: unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights, and by six votes to one, that there had been a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the Convention taken together with Article 3.
On 11th of October 2012, Chamber judgment in the case of Abdelali v. France (application no. 43353/07), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:a violation of Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The European Court of Human Rights has notified on 16th of october 2012 in writing the following 10 judgments, of which one is a Committee judgment and is final. The others are Chamber judgments and are not final.
On the 16th of October 2012, Chamber judgment in the case of Otamendi Egiguren v. Spain (application no. 47303/08), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:
The Court has launched the project "Bringing Convention standards closer to home” with the financial support of the Human Rights Trust Fund. 
The European Court of Human Rights has unanimously found violations of Articles 5 § 1 (right to liberty and security); 5 § 2 (right to be informed of the reasons for one’s arrest); 5 § 3 (right to be brought promptly before a judge)-trial detention; 5 § 4 (right to challenge the lawfulness of one’s detention) with respect to the initial detention of former Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko.
The Council of Europe issued a new human rights handbook, Protecting the right to a fair trial under the European Convention on Human Rights.
The detention of a person who is ill may engage Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the Convention. Article 3 requires States to ensure that every prisoner is detained in conditions that are compatible with respect for human dignity.