Degrading conditions of detention

Kehayov v Bulgaria (Application Nos 41035/98 36925/10)

Briefed on: 5 March 2018

This group of cases concerns inhuman and degrading treatment of the applicants in penitentiary facilities between 1996 and 2016 (violations of Article 3). In certain cases, the Court also found that there was no preventive remedy and that there were various shortcomings in the functioning of the domestic compensatory remedy (violations of Article 13).

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Refusal to register Macedonian association

United Macedonian Organisation Ilinden and Others group v Bulgaria (Appl. No. 59491/00)

Briefed on: 24 May 2017

The cases concern the unjustified refusals of the courts to register an association aiming at achieving "the recognition of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria".

  • Memo by Krassimir Kanev, Chairperson of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
  • Case summary by the Council of Europe's Department for the Execution of Judgments
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