Le Compte, Van Leuven And De Meyere v Belgium: ECHR 23 Jun 1981

Hudoc The Court was faced with a disciplinary sanction imposed on doctors which resulted in their suspension for periods between 6 weeks and 3 months: ‘Unlike certain other disciplinary sanctions that might have been imposed on the applicants (warning, censure and reprimand . .), the suspension of which they complained undoubtedly constituted a direct and material interference with the right to continue to exercise the medical profession. The fact that suspension was temporary did not prevent its impairing that right; in the ‘contestations’ (disputes) contemplated by Article 6.1 the actual existence of a ‘civil’ right may, of course, be at stake but so may the scope of such a right or the manner in which the beneficiary may avail himself thereof.’
7238/75, 6878/75, (1981) 4 EHRR 1
European Convention on Human Rights 6(1)
Human Rights
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See AlsoLe Compte, Van Leuven And De Meyere v Belgium ECHR 23-Jun-1981
The applicants were suspended from practising medicine for three months by the Provincial Council of the Ordre des medecins. They appealed unsuccessfully to the Appeal Council and again unsuccessfully to the Court de Cassation. Dr Le Compte . .

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See AlsoAlbert And Le Compte v Belgium (Article 50) ECHR 24-Oct-1983
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Updated: 21 May 2021; Ref: scu.164896