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Essential Cases: Public Law

Essential Cases: Public Law (3rd edn)

Thomas E. Webb
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date: 12 August 2022

Republic of Ireland v United Kingdom (1979-80) 2 EHRR 25, European Court of Human Rightslocked

Republic of Ireland v United Kingdom (1979-80) 2 EHRR 25, European Court of Human Rightslocked

  • Thomas E. WebbThomas E. WebbLecturer in Law, Lancaster University

Abstract

Essential Cases: Public Law provides a bridge between course textbooks and key case judgments. This case document summarizes the facts and decision in Republic of Ireland v United Kingdom (1979-80) 2 EHRR 25, European Court of Human Rights. This case concerned whether interrogation techniques employed by the United Kingdom in Northern Ireland between 1971 and 1975 amounted to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment, contrary to Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. More generally, the case note considers the differences between absolute, limited, and qualified rights. The case predates the passage of the Human Rights Act 1998. The document also includes supporting commentary from author Thomas Webb.

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