Case Law 55712/00 (07/02/2008)
Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights
Subject: The Court held unanimously that there had been: a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights on account of Mr Kostadinov’s conditions of detention at Pazardzhik Regional Investigation Service detention facility;a violation of Article 3 on account of the applicant’s conditions of detention at Pazardzhik Prison; a violation of Article 5 § 3 (right to liberty and security) on account of the authorities’ failure to justify the applicant’s continued detention; a violation of Article 5 § 4 on account of the limited scope and nature of the judicial control of the lawfulness of the applicant’s detention;a violation of Article 5 § 4 on account of the applicant’s request for release of 1 July 1999 not having been examined “speedily”; anda violation of Article 5 § 5 concerning Mr Kostadinov’s right to compensation.
Parties: Kostadinov c/ Bulgaria
Classification: Dignity - Art. 4 Inhuman punishments - Degrading punishments - Inhuman treatments - Degrading treatments - Freedoms - Art. 6 Personal liberty - Personal security