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Case Law 5201/11 (20/10/2015)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 10/20/2015

Subject: The judgment according to which British courts would not have granted the right balance between the fight against terrorism and suspects’ procedural rights: the applicants were detained for thirteen days and then released without charge, and during that period they were brought twice before a court, but this only prolonged their detention with no real charges against them

Parties: Sher e altri c. Regno Unito

Classification: Justice - Art. 48 Presumption of innocence - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)