Note to Gäfgen v Germany ECtHR Grand Chamber Judgment
International Legal Materials, Vol. 49, No. 6, 2010
4 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2011
Date Written: 2010
This case note introduces and contextualises the key aspects of the European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Gäfgen v Germany, in which several violations of the ECHR were found. The case concerned the threat of torture by police officers when questioning a suspect and the role this played in the ensuing trial. Also relates to the issue of 'fruit of the poisonous tree'.
Keywords: torture, fair trial
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