Ireland v United Kingdom


The Irish Republic took UK to the E Court of HR. 1980.

Five techniques wer eused on terrorit suspects — hooding, white noise, stress postions, deprivation of nutrition etc.


ECHR in 1976 said this was torture. 1978 the court said it was not torture but was inhuman and degrading/

Israel and the US cite the court rulijg to permit these methods.

2014 it came to light that the Cabinet authorised these methods. Ireland asked the ECHR to reconsider its verdict. It decided that these means were torture

Lord Parker in 1972 had found the techniques to be unlawful under British law

The United Kingdom then ceased to employ these methods



About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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