Moldovan And Others v Romania (No. 1): ECHR 12 Jul 2005

In 1993 a pogrom had taken place in a Roma village, resulting in a number of deaths and widespread destruction of property. The State, in the form of the local police, was alleged to have been implicated. Romania acceded to the Convention on 20 June 1994. Investigations into the pogrom, and proceedings arising out of it commenced in 1993 but continued up to 2000. The applicants sought to invoke the procedural obligation under article 2, and a parallel obligation arising under article 3, alleging various deficiencies in the investigations.
Held: The complaint was rejected. The Convention only applied with respect to Romania after the date of its accession; it did not apply to Romania at the time of the pogrom. Because the procedural obligation to conduct an effective investigation was ‘derived from’ the killings and the destruction of property, whose compatibility with the Convention could not be examined by the Court, it followed that the complaint of breach of the procedural obligations was also incompatible ratione temporis with the provisions of the Convention.


64320/01, [2005] ECHR 473, 41138/98


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