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Case Law STS 480/2009 (22/05/2009)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts: Supreme Courts (Spain) - Tribunal Supremo

Date: 05/22/2009

Subject: The Supreme Tribunal, also recalling the ECHR’s norms and the Court of Strasbourg’s jurisprudence, acquits 9 of the 47 sentenced by the Audiencia Nacional in the case “EKIN” and diminishes the penalties for other 37, recalling the principle of proportionality of criminal penalties, though not contesting the substantial arguments of the Audiencia Nacional.

Parties: F.O.A., X.S.M., T.T.I., F.M.L., I.M.L., J.A.L., J.M.M.G., J.M.M.A.

Original language: Spanish

Classification: Dignity - Art. 2 Right to life - Freedoms - Art. 11 Freedom of expression - Art. 12 Freedom of association - Justice - Art. 47 Fair trial, public hearing - Art. 48 Rights of defence - Art. 49 Proportionality of penalties

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