Aytekin v Turkey: ECHR 23 Sep 1998

The applicant was the widow of a man who was unlawfully killed by a soldier. The soldier had been prosecuted for causing the death of the applicant’s husband and had been convicted of unintentional homicide. The widow’s appeal against the verdict was pending as was the prosecution’s appeal against the leniency of the sentence imposed.
Held: The applicant had not yet exhausted her domestic remedies and it could not consider the merits of the case on that account: ‘As to the possibility of instituting compensation proceedings in respect of the death of her husband, the Court recalls that an alleged violation of Article 2 of the Convention cannot be remedied exclusively through an award of damages to the relatives of the victim.’


22880/93, [1998] ECHR 87


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Updated: 23 July 2022; Ref: scu.165664