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Case Law 2334/03 (18/02/2009)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 02/18/2009

Subject: The Court has admitted the request for interim measure lodged by Omar Othman (Abu Qatada): on 11.02 the claimant seized the Court adducing that his expulsion to Jordan, in contrast with what had been guaranteed by the Jordanian Government, would have exposed him to a concrete risk of torture an inhuman or degrading treatments. On 18.02 he solicited provisional measures according to art. 39 of the Rules of Court to stop his expulsion to Jordan awaiting the Court’s exam of his claim. The Court ruled that the English Government should not expel the claimant until it has examined the question

Parties: Kozacioğlu c. Turchia

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