Title: Is disability harassment inhuman treatment? App. No 41526/10 (European Court of Human Rights)

Authors: Despina Tziola

Addresses: Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Campus, Thessaloniki, 54124, Greece

Abstract: On 24 July 2012, the European Court of Human Rights published its judgment in the case of Dordevic v Croatia (Application No. 41526/10), concerning the ongoing abuse and harassment over many years of a disabled man (Dalibor Dordevic) and of his mother (Radmila Dordevic) living in Zagreb by a group of youths. The European Court of Human Rights found violations of Articles 3 (prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment), 8 (right to private and family life) and 13 (right to an effective remedy) on account of the authorities' failure to act effectively in order to end the abuse.

Keywords: prohibition of torture; degrading treatment; inhuman treatment; positive obligations; right to respect; right to private life; right to family life; right to an effective remedy; disability harassment; European Court of Human Rights; disabled people; ongoing abuse.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2013.055627

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2013 Vol.1 No.2, pp.194 - 198

Published online: 02 Aug 2013 *

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