Z v UK [2002]


  • This was an appeal from X v Bedfordshire County Council [1995], where it was ruled that as there was a statutory duty, there was no common law duty for local authority to remove children from pental abuse of neglect


  •  Was this judgment a violation of the ECHR


  •  Yes, a violation of article 3 was present (freedom from degrading treatment)


  •  Simple threshold test
RELATED CASE  Wheeler v JJ Saunders [1996]

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