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Case Law 9103/04 (08/07/2008)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 07/08/2008

Subject: The Court concludes:  unanimously that the applicant party can claim "victim" within the meaning of Article 34 (right of individual petition) of the European Convention on Human Rights, breach of Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention;  unanimously, non-violation of Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 (right to free elections) to the Convention regarding changes on Feb 27 2004 system of voter registration for new legislative elections of 28 March 2004;  by five votes against two, non-violation of Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 in the composition electoral commissions at the relevant time;  unanimously, the violation of Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 in that the voters of the districts of Kobuleti and Khulo were deprived of their right to vote and ,  unanimously, non-violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) in conjunction with Article 3 of Protocol No. 1.

Parties: Parti Travailliste Géorgien c/ Georgia

Classification: Citizens’ rights - Art. 40 Right to vote at municipal elections - Right to stand as candidate at municipal elections