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Case Law 44803/2004 (06/12/2007)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 12/06/2007

Subject: The Court held, by six votes to one: that there had been no violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights concerning the applicant’s allegation that she had been the victim of police brutality; and further held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 3 of the Convention concerning the lack of an effective investigation into the applicant’s allegation; and, that there had been a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) taken in conjunction with Article 3.

Parties: Petropoulou-Tsakiris c/ Grecia

Classification: Dignity - Art. 4 Torture - Inhuman punishments - Degrading punishments - Inhuman treatments - Degrading treatments