Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 137 (Oct)
Court: European Court of Human Rights

Judges Rozakis (President), Tulkens, Bratza, Bonello, Botoucharova, Kovley and Steiner, and Mr E Fribergh (Section Registrar)

Representation Mark Keeley of Freethcartwright Hunt, Nottingham for the applicants.
  C Wholmersley agent for the Solicitor for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the United Kingdom
Judgment Dates: 10 October 2002


Human rights - Effective remedy - Arguable claim of convention violation - Investigation - Social services involved in applicants' family for many years - Applicants suffering abuse from stepfather during that time - Applicants claiming violations of Convention right not suffer torture and family life - Applicants unable to obtain remedy through domestic courts - Whether applicants' right to an effective remedy violated - Whether applicants entitled to just satisfaction for non-pecuniary loss - European Convention on Human Rights, arts 3, 8, 13 and 41.

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