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Case Law 7494/11, 7493/11 e 7989/11 (18/03/2015)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 03/18/2015

Subject: The judgment according to which the use in criminal proceedings of statements made by the applicants before a parliamentary commission of inquiry did not infringe his right of defence. The Court further held that the applicant’s detention had no lawful basis, since at the time of the events there had been no provisions in French law governing detention from the expiry of a period in police custody until the detainee was brought before an investigating judge

Parties: Corbet e altri c. Francia

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 6 Personal liberty - Justice - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)