Croatia: Fair trial – Judgement of the European Court of Human Rights

October 26th, 2015 § 0 comments

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Court of Human Rights

The case of Dvorski v. Croatia started with an application by a Croatian national, Mr. Ivan Dvorski, against the Republic of Croatia submitted with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, on 16 April 2011. Mr. Dvorski alleged that, as a murder suspect, he was denied access to a lawyer hired by his parents to represent him. This created a coercive environment in which he had incriminated himself at the police station. In this case, on 20 October 2015, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to a fair trial as prescribed by Article 6 ยงยง 1 and 3 (c) of the Convention, and that the finding of a violation constitutes in itself sufficient just satisfaction for any non-pecuniary damage sustained by the applicant.

Links: Judgement; Press release.

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