Leuvense Staatsrechtelijke Standpunten edition:1 location:Leuven date:22 May 2008
Article 6, § 1 applies to "civil rights" and "criminal cases". The ECtHR's jurisprudence also distinguishes a category of "political rights", in which cases these rights don't apply. Cases involving civil servants, conscripts, non-criminal tax disputes, election disputes, and refugees have always been declared inadmissable insofar the complainants relied on article 6, § 1. This article focuses on the evolution regarding civil servants, discussing the Pellegrin-jurisprudence and the Vilho Eskelinen - judgment. It further examines the reasons why the "political rights" - jurisprudence should be left.