- 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?
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.
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