A high risk French prisoner who suffered broken ribs whilst in detention has been awarded €10,000 by human rights judges.
Today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Alboreo v. France (application no. 51019/08), shows why they backed Eric Alboreo’s complaints against France.
The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:
A violation of Article 3 (prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights concerning ill-treatment inflicted by the special intervention forces.
A violation of Article 13 (right to an effective remedy) taken together with Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, concerning the lack of an effective remedy against security transfer measures.
Under Article 41 (just satisfaction) of the Convention, the Court held that France was to pay the applicant 10,000 euros (EUR) in respect of non-pecuniary damage.