Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Violation of Art. 3 with regard to body search; No violation of Art. 3 with regard to other complaints; Violation of Art. 8; No violation of Art. 34; Non-pecuniary damage – financial award; Costs and expenses award – Convention proceedings
Strip-searches may be necessary on occasions to ensure prison security or to prevent disorder or crime. Here the applicant had been made to strip naked and have his sexual organs touched in front of a woman.
44558/98,  ECHR 483
European Convention on Human Rights 3 8 34
Cited – Lorse 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 . .
Cited – Wainwright and another v Home Office HL 16-Oct-2003
The claimant and her son sought to visit her other son in Leeds Prison. He was suspected of involvement in drugs, and therefore she was subjected to strip searches. There was no statutory support for the search. The son’s penis had been touched . .
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Updated: 16 August 2021; Ref: scu.164826