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Case Law 12323/11 (06/12/2012)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 12/06/2012

Subject: The decision on the obligation on lawyers of the so called “declaration of suspicion” on their clients’ possible unlawful activities, as part of the European drive to combat money laundering, which is deemed to be not in contrast with the right to private life and not in breach of the right to professional secrecy

Parties: Michaud c. Francia

Classification: Freedoms - Justice - Art. 47 Right to be advised, defended, and represented - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)