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Case Law 42875/10 (03/09/2015)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 09/03/2015

Subject: The judgment on the hospitalization and security measures imposed on a person who was found to lack criminal responsibility: the Court found that article 7 of the Convention was not applicable (nulla poena sine lege), since such measures did not amount to a penalty;

Parties: Berland c. Francia

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