Monday, November 21, 2011

On November 21

On this day in ...
... 2001 (10 years ago today), the European Court of Human Rights (right) issued its judgment in Al-Adsani v. United Kingdom. (photo credit) The applicant, who possessed dual British-Kuwaiti citizenship, alleged, in a lawsuit brought in Britain, that he had been abducted and tortured by the government of Kuwait. British courts had blocked the suit pursuant to a statute that granted immunity to the foreign state. The European Court ruled that this result did not violate the protection against torture and right of access to the courts guaranteed the applicant in the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights.

(Prior November 21 posts are here, here, and here, and here.)

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