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Case Law 9174/02 (19/09/2008)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 09/19/2008

Subject: The Court held: by eleven votes to six, that there had been a violation of Article 7 (no punishment without law) of the European Convention on Human Rights; and, by twelve votes to five, that it was not necessary to examine separately the applicant’s complaint under Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair trial) of the Convention concerning the alleged unfairness of the proceedings.

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