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To Punish or to Torture? About Inhuman Treatment in the recent view of the Strassbourg Court
To Punish or to Torture? About Inhuman Treatment in the recent view of the Strassbourg Court

Author(s): Laura Stănilă
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Civil Law
Published by: Universul Juridic
Keywords: penal policy; punishment; inhuman treatment; European Court of Human Rights; art. 3 of ECHR; inmate in terminal phase cancer;

Summary/Abstract: Facing a pilot decision of ECHR on prison conditions, decision following countless other previous decisions by which the Romanian state was convicted for violating art. 3 of European Convention of Human Right, Romania needs to change and adapt its penal post-crime policy in order to meet European standards in the field of detention and other deprivation of liberty measures. The Case of Dorneanu vs. Romania by which the Romanian state literally sentenced to a undignified death a terminal-ill inmate was the turning point for both the scholars and the practitioners pointing out the gaps and malfunctions of the Romanian detention system. Something has to be done, and right away!

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 256-264
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English