POLICE DETENTION OF SUPPORTERS IN PURPOSE OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION OF FOOTBALL FANS BASED ON CASE LAW OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Miloš Stanić Institute of Comparative Law, Belgrade
  • Stefan Andonović
Keywords: police detention, prevention of violence at football matches, human rights, case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

Abstract

Violences between supporters at football matches have become a part of everyday life. Legal systems are trying to provide appropriate answers to this negative phenomenon. Regarding the fact that Serbia is a signatory to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, it is of the utmost importance to secure that acting of state authorities are in the line with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. At the same time, it provides useful guidelines and boundaries for both the legislator and state bodies who are dealing with this specific problem. Consequently, the paper analyzes two decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, concerning the police detention of fans for the purpose of preventing violence at football matches. The authors pay special attention to the standards and conditions that the respective state is obliged to fulfill in a specific case. Authors also offer, where that seems necessary, an appropriate critical opinion. The scientific justification for studying this topic lays in the fact that there is the social need to clearly define the limits of preventive actions of state authorities, which have to be in the line with the principle of protection of guaranteed human rights and freedoms, as an imperative in any democratic legal order, if Serbia, one day decide to implement this measure in our legal system.

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Published
2020-11-27
Section
Effects of Physical Activity on Anthropological Status in Security Agency Per