European Court delivers judgment in Matevosyan v. Armenia case

The European Court of Human Rights, sitting as a Chamber delivered its judgment regarding the case of “Matevosyan v. Armenia” (application no. 52316/09), finding violation of Article 3 (prohibition of torture or inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The applicant complained that the authorities had failed to conduct an effective investigation into his allegations of ill-treatment by military police officers while in Kapan Military Police Department, as he was subjected to inhumane treatment in order to confess.

As a result of the examination of the case, the European Court of Human Rights concluded that Armenian authorities have failed to carry out an effective investigation into the applicant’s allegations of ill-treatment. There has accordingly been a violation of Article 3 of the Convention in its procedural limb.

The European Court has held that the respondent State (Republic of Armenia) is to pay the applicant EUR 6,000 (six thousand Euros) in respect of non-pecuniary damage.

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