European Court fines Romania for failing to tackle domestic violence

European Court fines Romania for failing to tackle domestic violence


The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights because of Romanian authorities’ failure to adequately protect a woman against her husband’s violence.

The case Bălșan v. Romania (application no. 49645/09) concerned an allegation of domestic abuse. Ms Bălșan, the applicant, alleged that the authorities had failed to protect her from her husband’s violen...


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