Title: A multiple violation of rights and freedoms in a future EU country: App. No. 1484/07

Authors: Despina Tziola

Addresses: Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Campus, Thessaloniki, 54124, Greece

Abstract: The applicants complained that their arrest, conviction for breach of public order and contempt of court, and subsequent punishment by deprivation of liberty, had been unlawful and unfair, in breach of Article 5 § 1 (right to liberty and security) and Article 6 §§ 1 and 3 (c) (right to a fair trial). They further complained that their arrest and detention had violated their rights under in particular Articles 10 (freedom of expression) and 11 (freedom of assembly and association). Finally, relying on Article 2 of Protocol No. 7 (right of appeal in criminal matters), they complained that they had had no right of appeal against their conviction.

Keywords: right to liberty and security; right to a fair trial; freedom of assembly; freedom of association; freedom of peaceful assembly; breach of public order; contempt of court; freedom of expression; right of appeal; human rights; Georgia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2014.065264

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2014 Vol.2 No.3, pp.297 - 301

Published online: 31 Oct 2014 *

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