Promoting Justice /
Protecting Rights

Responding to today’s Ireland V UK judgment, CAJ Director Brian Gormally says;

‘This is a narrow and largely technical decision by the European Court of Human Rights. It considered that the new evidence was not sufficient to show that, had it been taken into account by the original court, it would have been decisive in changing the original judgment. This is hugely disappointing in that it leaves the unjustified distinction between “torture” and “inhuman and degrading treatment” intact in this instance. However, we should remember that the Article 3 prohibition on all such treatment, whatever the definition, is absolute. Those who have sought to justify brutal interrogation methods on the basis of the 1978 judgment are still wrong in law and barbaric in their practice.’

The full judgment can be found online HERE

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