Turkey Fined For Human Rights Violations

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    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) fined Turkey this week for violating the “right to life” and “access to court” principles of the European Convention on Human Rights in the case concerning a 7-year-old child who froze to death while walking home from school, after classes were cancelled due to a blizzard, because the municipality shuttle was late.

    “The Court found that Turkish courts failed to hold accountable those responsible for the death of the child and to provide appropriate redress to his parents, [and fined them for] the excessive length of the proceedings as well as the refusal of the [applicants’ plea] for legal aid,” the ruling of the court stated, requiring Turkey to pay the applicants 50,000 euros for non-pecuniary damages and 4,500 euros for costs and expenses.

    The child’s parents applied to the ECtHR in April 2006 stating that in 2004, their son Atalay died in İstanbul while walking home, which was four kilometers away from his school. The municipality shuttle did not come when school closed, as it had not been notified of the early dismissal.

    ECtHR fines Turkey for human rights violation

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