Cabriada v Spain, UN Human Rights Committee (2002) (excerpts)

Cabriada v Spain, UN Human Rights Committee Communication 1101/2002 (excerpts)

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7.3 The Committee notes the comments made by the State party about the nature of the Spanish remedy of judicial review, in particular that the court of second instance is limited to an examination as to whether the findings of the trial court amount to arbitrariness or denial of justice. As the Committee has determined in previous cases [701/1996; 986/2001; 1007/2001], such limited review by a higher tribunal is not in accordance with the requirements of article 14, paragraph 5. Therefore, in the light of the limited scope of review applied by the Supreme Court in the author's case, the Committee concludes that the author is a victim of a violation of article 14, paragraph 5, of the Covenant.