di Massimo Pellingra Contino
La sentenza che ivi si annota trae origine da un ricorso (n. 15911/08) presentato da un cittadino olandese, Richard Geisterfer (“ricorrente”) in data 26 marzo 2008 innanzi alla Corte, contro il Regno dei Paesi Bassi, ai sensi dell’art. 34 della Convenzione per la salvaguardia dei diritti dell’uomo e delle libertà fondamentali.
The judgment originated in an application presented by a Dutch national, Mr. Richard Geisterfer before the Court against the Kingdom of the Netherlands, pursuant to Article 34 of the ECHR. The applicant pleaded a violation of Article 5 of the Convention; he was suspected of belonging to a network of organized crime. The applicant was arrested: there was a doubt of an existence of serious danger of violation of public security and of health or safety of persons and public order. There are two interpretations about the protection of fundamental rights: an evolutionary interpretation of the constitutional provisions and a creation of a law “common” throughout Europe. It determines among the performers a twofold influence to which the rights recognized in national must be interpreted in the light of the provisions of codifications supranational. The Court finds that there has been a violation of Article 5 § 1 (c) and 3 of the ECHR.