Case Note on Ndiki Mutua, Paulo Nzili, Wambugu Wa Nyingi, Jane Muthoni Mara and Susan Ngondi v. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2012] EWHC 2678 (QB)

2(1) Cyprus Human Rights Law Review (2013) 83-93

11 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2013

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Alexia Solomou

International Court of Justice

Date Written: March 1, 2013

Abstract

This case was brought by Kenyan victims of torture during the Mau Mau uprising (1952-1963) before the High Court of England and Wales. This case was brought under the English law of torts, namely vicarious liability and negligence. The main issue was whether this action was time-barred. Having regard to all the circumstances of the case, the High Court held in favour of the claimants and exercised its discretion in not applying the limitation period to these causes of action.

Keywords: Torture, Torts, Limitation Periods

Suggested Citation

Solomou, Alexia, Case Note on Ndiki Mutua, Paulo Nzili, Wambugu Wa Nyingi, Jane Muthoni Mara and Susan Ngondi v. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2012] EWHC 2678 (QB) (March 1, 2013). 2(1) Cyprus Human Rights Law Review (2013) 83-93, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2361077

Alexia Solomou (Contact Author)

International Court of Justice ( email )

Carnegieplein 2
The Hague, 2517 KJ
Netherlands

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