Key questions after European Court dismisses Ireland's claim 'Hooded Men' suffered torture - News Summed Up

Key questions after European Court dismisses Ireland's claim 'Hooded Men' suffered torture


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


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