DEL RÍO PRADA v. SPAIN - JUDGMENT 1
In the case of Del Río Prada v. Spain,
The European Court of Human Rights, sitting as a Grand Chamber composed of:Dean Spielmann,
Luis López Guerra,
and Michael O
Having deliberated in private on 20 March 2013 and 12 September 2013,Delivers the following judgment, which was adopted on thelast-mentioned date:
1. The case originated in an application (no. 42750/09) against theKingdom of Spain lodged with the Court under Article 34 of theConvention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
(“the Convention”) by a Spanish national, Ms Inés del Río Prada (“theapplicant”), on 3 August 2009.
2. The applicant was represented by Mr S. Swaroop, Mr M. Muller andMr M. Ivers, lawyers practising in London, Mr
D. Rouget, a lawyer practising in Bayonne, Ms A. Izko Aramendia, a lawyer practising inPamplona and Mr U. Aiartza Azurtza, a lawyer practising in San Sebastian.
The Spanish Government (“the Government”) were represented by their
Agent, Mr F. Sanz Gandásegui, and their co-Agent, Mr I. Salama Salama,State Counsel.3. The applicant alleged in particular that since 3 July 2008 her
continued detention had been neither “lawful” nor “in accordance with a procedure prescribed by law” as required by Article 5 § 1 of the