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Case Law 1400/2020 (08/07/2020)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts Cour de cassation

Date: 07/08/2020

Subject: The decision of the Court of Cassation, which, in a case of prison overcrowding also followed by a conviction of France by the Court of Strasbourg, states the competence of the national court – in case of a serious limitation to the essential dignity of prisoners – to give direct application to the sentences of the ECHR without waiting the national norms to be amended

Original language: French

Classification: Dignity - Art. 4 Inhuman treatments - Degrading treatments

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