Case of European Court of Human Rights, August 24, 1993 (case Nortier v. the Netherlands)

Resolution Date:August 24, 1993

No violation of Art. 6


Information Note on the Court’s case-law No.

August 1993

Nortier v. the Netherlands - 13924/88

Judgment 24.8.1993

Article 6

Article 6-1

Impartial tribunal

Successive exercise by the same juvenile judge of the functions of investigating judge and review chamber, making pre-trial decisions, and trial judge: no violation

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As regards the judge's impartiality, what is decisive are not the subjective apprehensions of the suspect, however understandable, but whether in the particular circumstances of the case his fears can be held to be...

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