EGMR: Russia responsible for unlawful detention of criminal suspect in inhuman conditions in Transdniestria

von Dr. Georg Neureither

The case of Mozer v. the Republic of Moldova and Russia (application no. 11138/10) concerned the detention of a man suspected of fraud, as ordered by the courts of the self-proclaimed “Moldavian Republic of Transdniestria” (the “MRT”). In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case, the European Court of Human Rights held, by a majority that there had been no violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights by the Republic of Moldova, and that there had been a violation of Article 3 of the Convention by Russia, that there had been no violation of Article 5 § 1 (right to liberty and security) by the Republic of Moldova, and that there had been a violation of Article 5 § 1 by Russia, that there had been no violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) by the Republic of Moldova, and that there had been a violation of Article 8 by Russia, that there had been no violation of Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) by the Republic of Moldova, and that there had been a violation of Article 9 by Russia, that there had been no violation of Article 13 (right to an effective remedy) in conjunction with Articles 3, 8 and 9 by the Republic of Moldova, and that there had been a violation of Article 13 in conjunction with Articles 3, 8 and 9 by Russia.

The Court held, by a majority, that the facts complained of fell within the jurisdiction of both the Republic of Moldova and of Russia.

Although Moldova had no effective control over the acts of the “MRT” in Transdniestria, the fact that the region was recognised under public international law as part of Moldova’s territory gave rise to an obligation for the State to use all the legal and diplomatic means available to it to continue to guarantee the enjoyments of the rights under the Convention to those living there ...

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