Modarca v. Moldova (14437/05)

A selection of key paragraph(s) can be found below the document.

Paragraph 87: “One of the key elements in a lawyer’s effective representation of a client’s interests is the principle that the confidentiality of information exchanged between them must be protected. This privilege encourages open and honest communication between clients and lawyers. The Court recalls that it has previously held that confidential communication with one’s lawyer is protected by the Convention as an important safeguard of one’s right to defence”

Paragraph 98: “the Court considers that the impossibility for the applicant to discuss with his lawyers issues directly relevant to his defence and to challenging his detention on remand, without being separated by a glass partition, affected his right to defence