ECtHR: Communicated case against Greece (application nr. 4407/18)

Friday, October 2, 2020

The communicated cases of Artan Ago and others v. Greece (application nr. 4407/18), concern the conditions of detention in several Greece prisons, where the applicants complained, inter alia, about prison overcrowding, poor hygiene conditions, lack of hot water and heating, and the quality and quantity of meals. The Court therefore asks if the prisoners were detained in conditions conforming to Article 3 ECHR and if they had an effective remedy to challenge their conditions of detention as required by Article 13 of the Convention.

Based on an unofficial translation by the EWLU team.

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Effective remedy (right to)
Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment