Visser v. The Netherlands

Visser v. The Netherlands    [  ] VISSER v. the NETHERLANDS Right to a fair trial – violation Article 6, Section 1 Right to examine witnesses – violation Article 6, Section 3(d) In a case where the applicant’s conviction had been based to a decisive extent on anonymous testi- mony, the domestic court had not carried out a sufficient examination into the seriousness and well- foundedness of the reasons for the anonymity of the witness when it decided to use the statement made before the investigating judge in evidence against the applicant. In a judgment delivered on  February  in the case of Visser v. the Netherlands , the European Court of Human Rights unanimously held that there had been vio- lations of Article  , Section  (right to a fair trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights and of Article  , Section  (d) (right to examine witnesses) of the Convention. Under Article  (just satisfaction) of the Convention, the Court awarded the applicant  ,  euros (EUR) for non-pecuniary damage and EUR  ,  for costs and expenses.  . Principal facts The applicant is Frederik K.P.M. Visser, a Dutch national. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Rights Case Digest Brill

Visser v. The Netherlands

Human Rights Case Digest , Volume 13 (1-2): 65 – Jan 1, 2002

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Publisher
Martinus Nijhoff
Copyright
© 2002 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0965-934X
eISSN
1571-8131
D.O.I.
10.1163/157181302760446320
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Abstract

   [  ] VISSER v. the NETHERLANDS Right to a fair trial – violation Article 6, Section 1 Right to examine witnesses – violation Article 6, Section 3(d) In a case where the applicant’s conviction had been based to a decisive extent on anonymous testi- mony, the domestic court had not carried out a sufficient examination into the seriousness and well- foundedness of the reasons for the anonymity of the witness when it decided to use the statement made before the investigating judge in evidence against the applicant. In a judgment delivered on  February  in the case of Visser v. the Netherlands , the European Court of Human Rights unanimously held that there had been vio- lations of Article  , Section  (right to a fair trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights and of Article  , Section  (d) (right to examine witnesses) of the Convention. Under Article  (just satisfaction) of the Convention, the Court awarded the applicant  ,  euros (EUR) for non-pecuniary damage and EUR  ,  for costs and expenses.  . Principal facts The applicant is Frederik K.P.M. Visser, a Dutch national.

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Human Rights Case DigestBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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