ECHR: Geisterfer, breach of Convention by the Netherlands

On 9 December the European Court of Human Rights passed the Geisterfer judgment against the Netherlands. In that judgment, which is of great importance in practice, the ECHR found that the Netherlands had breached Article 5(1) and (3) of the European Convention on Human Rights by again holding Geisterfer in remand without sufficient grounds. Thom Dieben, a lawyer affiliated with JahaeRaymakers, and Gwen Jansen acted as defence counsel in that case.