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ECtHR considers the liability threshold of state agents for the use of lethal force

ECtHR considers the liability threshold of state agents for the use of lethal force
Published on: 07 April 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • ECtHR considers the liability threshold of state agents for the use of lethal force
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  • What is the background to this decision?
  • What was the ECtHR asked to consider?
  • What are the central findings of the court? What does this tell us about the earlier investigations and the conduct of the case?
  • How does this build on our understanding of the extent of the article 2 duty?
  • What are the practical implications of this decision? How might this ruling affect future police operations?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: Daniel Machover, head of the civil department, and Tobias Smith, paralegal at Hickman & Rose, explore how the case of Armani Da Silva v The United Kingdom was found to be incompatible with article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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