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Case Law 17721 / 2002; 38419 / 2002 (05/06/2007)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 06/05/2007

Subject: Prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment, concerning the ill-treatment to which the applicants were subjected while in police custody and the failure to conduct an effective investigation into their allegations of ill-treatment. The Court held unanimously that, in the case of Sacettin Yıldız, there had also been a violation of Article 6 §§ 1 and 3 (c) (right to a fair trial). The Court considered that, in Sacettin Yıldız, a retrial or reopening of the case, if requested, would represent in principle an appropriate way of redressing the violation of Article 6 §§ 1 and 3 (c).

Parties: Hürriyet Yilmaz c/ Turchia; Sacettin Yildiz c/ Turchia

Classification: Dignity - Art. 4 Torture - Inhuman punishments - Degrading punishments - Inhuman treatments - Degrading treatments - Justice - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal