The European Court of Human Rights found that Hungary has breached the ban on inhuman and degrading treatment in the case of Csüllög v Hungary. The applicant was represented by the Helsinki Committee’s lawyer. The case concerned the placement of a prison inmate in a special security regime in the Satoraljaujhely prison for two years. The applicant had no opportunities to challenge his placement in the regime.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Hungary violated Article 3 of the Convention in a police ill-treatment case. The applicant was represented by one of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee's lawyers. Case Barta v. Hungary
The European Court of Human Rights ruled in its decision dated 11 January 2011 that the pre-trial detention of a 27-year old man was unjustified. According to the ECtHR, the applicant should not have been detained after the investigation was closed in his case. Thus, Hungary has violated the Convention, and shall pay a just satisfaction of 5000 EUR, along with 3500 EUR for reimbursing costs.
On 20 May 2010, the European Court of Human Rights delivered a judgment in the case of Mr. Zoltán Engel versus Hungary. Mr. Engel was sentenced to life in prison for shooting and killing a police officer and wounding another during an exchange of shots with the police after they caught him committing an armed robbery in May 2003.
In its chamber judgment issued on 16 December 2003, the European Court of Human Rights held unanimously that there had been a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights on account of the failure to carry out an effective investigation into the applicant's allegations of ill-treatment. The applicant was represented by one of the lawyers of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.