Younger v The United Kingdom: ECHR 7 Jan 2003

Prison authorities are not obliged to regard all prisoners as potential suicide risks. It was not shown that the police should have known that their prisoner was a suicide risk.


57420/00, [2003] ECHR 706, (2003) 36 EHRR CD252




European Convention on Human Rights


Human Rights

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CitedJL, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice; Regina (L (A Patient)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department HL 26-Nov-2008
The prisoner was left with serious injury after attempting suicide in prison. He said that there was a human rights duty to hold an investigation into the circumstances leading up to this.
Held: There existed a similar duty to hold an enhanced . .
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Human Rights, Prisons

Updated: 22 May 2022; Ref: scu.278336