Applicant name X.
Applicant type Natural person (prisoner)
Country Germany
Decision no. 3819/68
Date 19/12/1969
Institution Commission (Plenary)
Type Decision
Outcome Art. 8 Inadmissible
Reason Ratione materiae; no interference
Type of privacy Private and family life
Keywords Prison reallocation
Facts of the case Prisoner moved to another prison
Analysis The Commission makes clear two points:

1. The right to be imprissoned at the location of choice is not coverred ratione materiae by the Convention.
2. The Commission does not see what could be the interference (Article 8 paragraph 1) with the right to privacy. It repeats its standard principle: “that it is an inherent feature of lawful imprisonment that a prisoner should be restricted in his private life; whereas the Commission finds that the transfer of a prisoner from one prison to another with the consequence that he must give up certain privileges which are granted in one prison but not in the other, does not disclose any appearance of a breach of the right to private life;”

Documents Decision