The “Black Cab Rapist” – Court of Appeal rules on Article 3 investigative duty – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 7th, 2015 in appeals, human rights, London, news, police, victims by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that the police have a positive duty under Article 3 ECHR to conduct investigations into alleged ill-treatment by private individuals. There is a sliding scale from deliberate torture by State officials to the consequences of negligence by non-State agents. The margin of appreciation enjoyed by the State in terms of complying with the Article 3 procedural duty widens at the bottom of the scale but narrows at the top.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th July 2015