The European Court of Human Rights rejected Ireland's call to find people detained by the UK during the Troubles in the so-called Hooded Men case suffered torture. Chamber judgments are final unless referred to the Grand Chamber, whose judgments are always final. The court came to a different conclusion than the commission on the question of torture, finding that there had been inhuman and degrading treatment rather than torture. It would be for a panel of the Grand Chamber to decide on such a request. The court has also spoken of a "purposive element" in torture, as recognised in the United Nations Convention Against Torture.
Source: Evening echo March 20, 2018 10:52 UTC