Note to Gäfgen v Germany ECtHR Grand Chamber Judgment

International Legal Materials, Vol. 49, No. 6, 2010

4 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2011  

Antoine Buyse

Utrecht University School of Law (the Netherlands); Utrecht University School of Law (the Netherlands); Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) ; Utrecht University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Buyse, Antoine, Note to Gäfgen v Germany ECtHR Grand Chamber Judgment (2010). International Legal Materials, Vol. 49, No. 6, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1787985

Antoine Buyse (Contact Author)

Utrecht University School of Law (the Netherlands) ( email )

Utrecht University School of Law (the Netherlands) ( email )

Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) ( email )

Drift 15
Utrecht, 3512 BR
Netherlands
+31-30-253-8510 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.uu.nl/uupublish/homerechtsgeleer/onderzoek/onderzoekscholen/sim/english/staffmembers/anto

Utrecht University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Drift 15
Utrecht, 3512 BR
Netherlands
+31-30-253-8510 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.uu.nl/uupublish/homerechtsgeleer/onderzoek/onderzoekscholen/sim/english/staffmembers/anto

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