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Case Law 43517/09 (08/01/2013)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 01/08/2013

Subject: The decision with which the Court sentenced and called on Italy to resolve the structural problem of overcrowding in prisons, which is incompatible with the Convention: the Court’s pilot judgment concluded that the Government must put in place, within one year from the date on which the present judgment became final a combination of effective remedies capable of affording, in accordance with the Convention, adequate and sufficient redress in cases of overcrowding in prison

Parties: Torreggiani et autres c. Italie

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