EIT ei arvioi uudelleen ratkaisuaan vuodelta 1978

21.3.2018 | Oikeusuutiset

Markku Fredman

Irlanti vaati asian uudelleenkäsittelyä katsoen, että Yhdistyneen Kuningaskunnan menettely olisi tullut arvioida kidutuksena

Uudelleenkäsittelyvaatimus perustui siihen, että vankien kohtelu on ajan kuluessa ilmennyt vahingollisemmaksi kin mitä tuoreltaan arvioitiin.

Ihmisoikeustuomioistuin katsoi, ettei ole osoitettu sellaisia seikkoja, jotka olisivat olleet olemassa ratkaisua tehtäessä tai joilla olisi ollut ratkaiseva merkitys tuomioon.

ECHR rejects Irish request to find torture in 1978 judgment against UK

– The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a request by Ireland to revise a 1978 judgment1
and find that men detained by the United Kingdom during Northern Ireland’s civil strife suffered
torture, not just inhuman and degrading treatment.
– Ireland made the revision request in the case (application no. 5310/71) on the grounds that new
evidence had emerged, which showed, in particular, that the effects of the ill-treatment had been
long-term and severe.
– The Court found that the Government of Ireland had not demonstrated the existence of facts that
were unknown to the Court at the time or which would have had a decisive influence on the original
judgment. There was therefore no justification to revise the judgment.
– The revision request was dismissed by six votes to one by a Chamber2. The judge elected in respect
of Ireland issued a dissenting opinion.
– The men involved in the case were detained in 1971. They had had to spread-eagle themselves
against the wall in a strained position, were hooded, deprived of food and sleep and subjected to a
continuous, loud hissing noise. The methods were known as the “five techniques” in the original

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