Torture case law of the European Court of Human Rights - 2012
Pages: 150 pages
Shipping Weight: 510 gram
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058870698
Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights prohibits torture, and "inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment". There are no exceptions or limitations on this right. This provision usually applies, apart from torture, to cases of severe police violence and poor conditions in detention. The European Court of Human Rights has further held that this provision prohibits the extradition of a person to a foreign state if they are likely to be subjected there to torture. This article has been interpreted as prohibiting a state from extraditing an individual to another state if they are likely to suffer the death penalty. In this publication an overview of the 2012 most relevant case-law related to Article 3 is presented.