Z v Latvia: ECHR 24 Jan 2008

The applicant alleged that his detention on remand was excessively long, that the proceedings against him were unreasonably long and that he was denied a fair trial since his requests to examine witnesses against him and to obtain the attendance and examination of further witnesses were refused by the domestic courts.
The court declared inadmissible the applicant’s complaint that he had not been allowed to vote in the referendum on the accession of Latvia to the EU. The obligations imposed on Contracting States by A3P1 were ‘limited to parliamentary elections and do not apply to referendums’.


BM Zupancic P


14755/03, [2008] ECHR 76


Bailii, Hudoc


European Convention on Human Rights

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CitedMoohan and Another v The Lord Advocate SC 17-Dec-2014
The petitioners, convicted serving prisoners, had sought judicial review of the refusal to allow them to vote in the Scottish Referendum on Independence. The request had been refused in the Outer and Inner Houses.
Held: (Kerr, Wilson JJSC . .
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Human Rights, Prisons, Elections

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