Judgment in the case of Ragnar Thorisson against Iceland

Judgment in the case of Ragnar Thorisson against Iceland

On 12 February 2019, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg issued its judgment in the case of Ragnar Thorisson against Iceland.

The ECHR found in favour of Mr Thorisson and held that the applicant had been tried and punished twice for the same conduct in two different sets of proceedings (ne bis in idem) in violation to the European Convention on Human Rights. Heiðar Ásberg Atlason, Partner at LOGOS represented Mr Thorisson in the proceedings before the ECHR.

The ECHR judgment