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Ramishvili v. Georiga, No., 48099/08, ECtHR (Fifth Section), 31 May 2018

Type Judgment
Case number 48099/08


Impossibility of exercising the right to vote for persons sentenced to a prison term and the right to free elections.

Normative references

Art. 3 Prot. 1 ECHR


1. The provision of a limitation to the electorate law for prisoners, if it occurs as General, Automatic and indiscriminate with respect to the duration, nature and severity of the sentence, constitutes a violation of the art. 3 of the CEDU protocol 1.

2. When limitation to electoral law is of an absolute nature and is applied without distinction to all detainees constitutes a violation of electoral law.
(In the present case, a prisoner had been deprived of the right to vote in view of the parliamentary elections due to a conviction that he was serving).