Introductory Note to European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber): Varnava and Others v. Turkey

International Legal Materials, Vol. 49, p. 358, 2010

SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 158

57 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2015

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Chris Jenks

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Date Written: September 18, 2009

Abstract

This note introduces a Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights decision which explains the application of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on disappearances stemming from armed conflict. The Varnava judgment is particularly instructive on the balance of competing tensions; the unique aspects of disappearances; failure to investigate as a continuous violation; and applicant’s obligations under the Convention to exhaust domestic remedies and timely petition the Court.

Keywords: Varnava, Turkey, European Court of Human Rights, ECtHR, disappearances, United Nation, United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, armed conflict

Suggested Citation

Jenks, Chris, Introductory Note to European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber): Varnava and Others v. Turkey (September 18, 2009). International Legal Materials, Vol. 49, p. 358, 2010; SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 158. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2554569

Chris Jenks (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275
United States

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