(..) Motivation part  The main issue to be decided in the present case is connected with the influence of Human Rights Committee views in Raihman case upon the consideration of the specific case. The Supreme Court fully joins the view given by the Human Rights Committee on the scope of the right to privacy … Continue reading "Supreme Court judgment in Raihman case (excerpts), 2017"
A. The circumstances of the case (..) 4. The applicant was serving a prison sentence in Daugavpils prison. He was a follower of the Hare Krishna movement. On 2 October 2006 he asked the director of the prison to be allowed to keep in his cell an audio cassette player with headphones and cassettes with … Continue reading "ECtHR decision in Gubenko v. Latvia (excerpts), 2015"
PROCEDURE 1. The case originated in an application (no. 44230/06) against the Republic of Latvia lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by a “permanently resident non-citizen” of the Republic of Latvia, Mr Jurijs Petropavlovskis (“the applicant”), on 10 October 2006. … Continue reading "ECtHR judgment in Petropavlovskis v. Latvia (excerpts), 2015"
THE FACTS (..) A. The circumstances of the case (..) The applicant’s religion 9. The applicant alleges that his cellmates and also the chaplain at Pārlielupe prison ridiculed him because of his religious beliefs. He furthermore alleges that he was prevented from adequately performing the fundamental rituals of Vaishnavism (the Hare Krishna movement). 10. On … Continue reading "ECtHR decision in Kovalkovs v. Latvia (excerpts), 2012"
Views of the Human Rights Committee under article 5, paragraph 4, of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights (one hundredth session) concerning Communication No. 1621/2007∗∗ ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present communication: Mr. Abdelfattah Amor, Mr. Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati, Mr. Lazhari … Continue reading "HRC views in Raihman v. Latvia, 2010"