Investigations, Prosecutions, and Amnesties under Articles 2 & 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights

March 2015
Investigations, Prosecutions, and Amnesties under Articles 2 & 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights
By Louise Mallinder, Luke Moffett, Kieran McEvoy & Gordon Anthony

This report addresses the procedural legal obligations of states with regard to violations of the right to life (Article 2) and freedom from torture (Article 3) under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), with particular reference to the permissibility of amnesties under the convention.