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Supreme Court allows sex attack victims’ compensation claim against police (Metropolitan Police Commissioner v DSD and another)

Published on: 01 March 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Supreme Court allows sex attack victims’ compensation claim against police (Metropolitan Police Commissioner v DSD and another)
  • What are the practical implications of the decision?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the Supreme Court decide?

Article summary

Personal Injury analysis: Ruth Brander, barrister of Doughty Street Chambers, examines the Supreme Court’s decision that the respondent victims of a serial sex offender were entitled to compensation from the appellant police commissioner for her force’s breach of its duty, under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), to undertake an effective investigation into their ill-treatment. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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