Shchukin and Others v. Cyprus

Thursday, August 19, 2010

On 29 July the ECHR found that in the case of Shchukin and Others v. Cyprus the latter had violated Article 3 of the Convention for failing to conduct an effective investigation into Oleg Shchukin’s complaint that he had been ill-treated by immigration police in Limassol in February 2003. The Court ruled that the investigation had not been independent, impartial and subject to public scrutiny and the competent authorities had not acted with exemplary diligence and promptness, awarding the complainant 12 000 Euros.