Osman v UK [1998, ECtHR]

Facts

  • In the UK, it was ruled that the police had no duty whatsoever towards potential crime victims

Issue

  • Was this ruling a violation of the claimant’s human rights

Decision

  • There was a violation

Reasoning

  • There was a violation of article 6 of the ECHR to confer a blanket immunity on the policy and to restrict access to courts
RELATED CASE  McKay v Essex Area Health Board [1982]

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