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Case Law 54169/2000 (08/01/2008)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 01/08/2008

Subject: The applicant, Enzile Özdemir, is a Turkish national who was born in 1953 and lives in the village of Bağıvar, Diyarbakır (Turkey). The case concerns, in particular, the applicant’s allegation that her husband was abducted in December 1997 and killed by agents of the State and that the ensuing investigation into his disappearance was inadequate. The Court held, unanimously, that there had been:a violation of Article 2 (right to life) of the European Convention on Human Rights on account of the disappearance and presumed death of Mehmet Özdemir;a violation of Article 2 of the Convention on account of the failure to carry out an effective investigation into the circumstances in which Mehmet Özdemir disappeared;a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) concerning Enzile Özdemir;no violation of Article 3 concerning Mehmet Özdemir;a violation of Article 5 (right to liberty and security) concerning Mehmet Özdemir; andno violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination).

Parties: Enzile Özdemir c/ Turchia

Classification: Dignity - Art. 2 Right to life - Art. 4 Inhuman punishments - Degrading punishments - Inhuman treatments - Degrading treatments - Freedoms - Art. 6 Personal liberty - Personal security - Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination