Torture case law of the European Court of Human Rights - 2012
Edited by: Seta Pavlovic
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. Article 3 has been interpreted as prohibiting a state from extraditing an individual to another state if they are likely to suffer the death penalty. This book presents an overview of the most relevant 2012 case-law related to Article 3.
Publication Date: 7/1/2013