Judgement of the European Court of Human Rights, Ireland v. the United Kingdom (18 January 1978)

First judgment given by the European Court of Human Rights concerning an inter-state case. The Court rules that there has been violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment).

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Source: European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Case of Ireland v. the United Kingdom. Judgement of 18 January 1978 (N° 91). HUDOC - Human Rights Documentation. [ON-LINE]. [Strasbourg]: [30.05.2003]. Available on http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/hudoc/default.asp?Language=en&Advanced=1.

Copyright: (c) European court of human rights

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