Private Law Claims under Article 2 & 3 ECHR

Private Law Claims under Article 2 & 3 ECHR

Protecting the Vulnerable and Investigating State Failures

This paper considers how to use the protective and investigative obligations under Articles 2 and 3 in private law claims to secure accountability where public authorities fail to protect people in their care, fail to investigate and protect people against risks posed by other private individuals, or fail to investigate violations of the state's duty to protect people from death and serious harm.

Author: Heather Williams QC & Jesse Nicholls

Publication date: July 10 2015