THE RIGHT TO LIFE
appeal to the ECtHR
Human life is one of the most fundamental values of democratic societies. Its enshrinement in Article 2 of the European Convention guarantees that no person may be deprived of his or her right to life.
"The right to life
1. Everyone's right to life is protected by law. No one shall be deprived of his life intentionally save in the execution of a sentence of a court following his conviction of a crime punishable by law.
2. Deprivation of life shall not be deemed to have been committed in violation of this article if it is the result of an exclusively necessary use of force:
a) to protect any person from unlawful violence;
(b) to make a lawful arrest or to prevent the escape of a person lawfully detained;
(c) in taking lawful action to quell a riot or insurrection. "
The practice of the ECtHR provides a fairly broad interpretation of the right to life under Art. 2 of the European Convention.
Our experienced lawyers can accompany your case at all stages - from a written application to the defense of the position before the European Court.
We assist in recourse to the European Court in any case of violation of Article 2 of the Convention.
First of all, we protect people from non-compliance by the state with its positive obligations in the field of protection of the right to life:
violations in the field of health care;
failure to take measures;
prevention of dangerous activities, in particular, man-made or environmental disasters;
accidents on board a ship (Lerayi Others v. France) or on a train (Kalender v. Turkey), on a construction site (Pereira Henriques v. Luxembourg), on a playground (Koceski v. the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), or at Il Kbeloy Kiel ;
lack of proper treatment, medical care, emergency services;
if the state does not carry out proper protection of the territory mined by the military or the territory in which they were held shelling, and remained ammunition, what not exploded;
if the state does not take immediate action in case of disappearance of persons in the circumstances, what make up threat for life;
failure to take preventive measures aimed at protecting a person from the use of force that has caused fatal consequences by persons who are not representatives of the state;
failure to protect persons from self-mutilation (in particular, in relation to persons who are deprived of their liberty and are in a vulnerable position);
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