Saturday, 5 July 2008

Dramatic Torture Ruling by European Court

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, in Gäfgen v. Germany, has dismissed an application by a criminal who was tortured by police in order to obtain information about the location of a child that he had kidnapped: It is about as close as we come to the ‘ticking bomb’ scenario. The Court ruled that although a violation had been committed, the applicant was no longer a ‘victim’. One blog calls it ‘one of the most difficult cases’ the Court has had to adjudicate:
This will be a great case to discuss at our regular doctoral seminars, when we start them up again in September.

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