Amin v The United Kingdom And 1 Other Application: ECHR 10 Jul 2012


ECHR The applicants were arrested and detained in Pakistan in 2004 before being deported to the United Kingdom, where they were tried and convicted of involvement in terrorism. The applicants complained that the Pakistani authorities tortured them in detention and that British agents were complicit in these acts, knowing that the applicants were being tortured. They also complained about the unfairness of the subsequent criminal proceedings in the United Kingdom as at the trial certain materials were withheld from the defence on ground of public interest immunity.
Held: Article 3 (prohibition of torture, of inhuman or degrading treatment and lack of effective investigation) Article 6-1 (right to a fair trial)

6610/09 326/12 – HECOM, [2012] ECHR 1679
European Convention on Human Rights 6-1

Human Rights, Criminal Practice

Leading Case

Updated: 09 November 2021; Ref: scu.464348