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Case Law 68273/14 and 68271/14 (22/12/2020)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 12/22/2020

Subject: Grand Chamber Judgment, on the fine given to two Icelandic lawyers for having infringed the judicial authority: the Court decided that articles 6 (right to a fair trial) and 7 (nulla poena sine lege) of the Convention are not applicable in this specific case, because the proceeding does not concern a charge in criminal matter, pursuant to article 6 of the Convention

Parties: Gestur Jónsson e Ragnar Halldór Hall c. Islanda

Classification: Justice - Art. 47 Fair trial, public hearing - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)