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In its judgment adopted on 19 of February 2013, in the case of Gani v. Spain (application no. 61800/08), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 6 §§ 1 and 3(d) (right to a fair trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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The Court has launched the project "Bringing Convention standards closer to home” with the financial support of the Human Rights Trust Fund

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The Court has launched the project "Bringing Convention standards closer to home” with the financial support of the Human Rights Trust Fund

For the third year running, Turkey has had more violations of the European Convention of Human Rights than any other country.

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Reforms are desperately needed by the European Court of Human Rights – the supra-national court for citizens in 47 countries, which belong to the Council of Europe.

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Strategic Litigations Centre in several cases raised two problems related to prompt access to legal assistance.

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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.

The Court has repeatedly held that the right of any person charged with a criminal offence to be effectively defended by a lawyer is a fundamental element of a fair trial.

The growing number of complaints lodged every year with the European Court of Human Rights and the growing backlog has led to the realization that a reform of the system is necessary.

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