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European Court of Human Rights finds Hungary in breach in a pre-trial detention case taken by HHC

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Váltás magyarra

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in its decision dated 11 January 2011 that the pre-trial detention of a 27-year old man was unjustified. According to the ECtHR, the applicant should not have been detained after the investigation was closed in his case. Thus, Hungary has violated the Convention, and shall pay a just satisfaction of 5000 EUR, along with 3500 EUR for reimbursing costs. The decision shows that ordering pre-trial detention automatically constitutes a serious rights violation. The applicant was represented by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.

The full decision of the European Court of Human Rights is available here: Darvas v. Hungary

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