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Case Law 7/08 (18/11/2008)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 11/18/2008

Subject: The Court held unanimously that there had been a violation of Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 (right to free elections) to the European Convention on Human Rights concerning Mr Tănase’s complaint that a new electoral law in Moldova breached his right to stand as a candidate in free elections and to take his seat in Parliament if elected.

Parties: Tănase et Chirtoacă c/ Moldova

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