The CEO resigned and therefore lost the access to the documents of the company, which amounted from his perspective to unfair trial, since he was unable to find the documents discharging him, and to access to the documents consisting of tens of thousands pages taken by authorities (§§ 36-38).
The ECtHR replied that:
- The documents he had not gotten access to had been impertinent for the case (§§ 58.2, 59).
- The former CEO didn’t explain to the ECtHR how the missing documents could contribute to his defense (§ 61.1).
- The former CEO could invite the authors of the missing documents as witnesses. This would help him better than the very documents (§ 61.2).