Judgment concerning Türkiye

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In the case of Elvan v. Türkiye the Court held that there had been a violation of the procedural aspect of the right to life.

The applicants in this case are the parents and the sisters of the 15-year-old boy who died following a wound sustained by a grenade launcher during the “Gezi events” in Istanbul.

The Court found that there had been a failure on the part of the Turkish authorities to fulfil their procedural obligation to conduct an effective investigation into any part that Istanbul’s law-enforcement director and/or governor might have played in relation to the death of the applicants’ son and brother.

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