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Case Law 42857/05 (02/04/2012)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 04/02/2012

Subject: The Court established that the States are free to decide whether a suspect's long-term partner is exempt from the duty to testify in criminal proceedings. The case concerned the refusal of the national courts to exempt the applicant from testifying against her long-term partner, who was suspected of homicide

Parties: Van der Heijden c. Paesi Bassi

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination