Miris document ID: 1141666472129
Author: The European Court of Human Rights
Language: English
Source: The European Court of Human Rights
Country: Bulgaria
Category: judgment/decision
Government level: International
Guiding principle: The court found a violation of Article 2 (right to life) as the Government failed to provide a plausible explanation of the incident that caused the death of a young Roma when he was in police custody. The court likewise found a violation of Article 3 (freedom from torture and inhuman and degrading treatment) and a violation of Article 5.1 because there were no facts or documents about why Mr. Stefanov had been taken into custody in the first place. Since there was no effective criminal investigation, there was no effective remedy and Article 13 was also violated. The court did not find a violation of Article 14 (discrimination).
Date of judgement: 2006-2-23
Document number: 46317/99
Official version: yes
Legally binding: yes
Subject areas: non-discrimination; identity; fair trial; administrative authorities
Minority groups: Roma/Gypsies
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