BV v Ireland: ECHR 2 May 2017

The court stated that the obligation to carry out an effective investigation ‘cannot be limited to cases of ill-treatment by agents of the state’.
ECHR Judgment : Violation of Article 3 – Prohibition of torture Article 3 – Effective investigation Procedural aspect


61030/08, [2017] ECHR 401




European Convention on Human Rights


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedCommissioner of Police of The Metropolis v DSD and Another SC 21-Feb-2018
Two claimants had each been sexually assaulted by a later notorious, multiple rapist. Each had made complaints to police about their assaults but said that no effective steps had been taken to investigate the serious complaints.
Held: The . .
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Human Rights

Updated: 05 April 2022; Ref: scu.605318