Messina v Italy: ECHR 1999

The removal of a prisoner from association with other prisoners for security, disciplinary or protective reasons does not in itself amount to inhuman treatment or degrading punishment. It is an essential part of a prisoner’s right to respect for family life that the prison authorities should assist him in maintaining contact with his family.


ECHR 2000-X, 25498/94, ECHR 1999-V, [2000] ECHR 438, [2000] ECHR 440


Worldlii, Bailii


European Convention on Human Rights 3


Human Rights

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CitedLorse and Others v The Netherlands ECHR 4-Feb-2003
Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Violation of Art. 3 with regard to the first applicant ; No violation of Art. 3 with regard to the other applicants ; No violation of Art. 8 ; No violation of Art. 13 . .
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Human Rights, Prisons

Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.186478