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Y v Slovenia, Admissibility, merits and just satisfaction, App no 41107/10, IHRL 4029 (ECHR 2015), 28th May 2015, Council of Europe; European Court of Human Rights [ECHR]

Reporter(s)

José Manuel Canelas-Schütt, Anne-Katrin Speck

Y v Slovenia, Admissibility, merits and just satisfaction, App no 41107/10, IHRL 4029 (ECHR 2015), 28th May 2015, Council of Europe; European Court of Human Rights [ECHR]

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 June 2019

Whether subjecting an alleged victim of sexual abuse to humiliating and offensive questioning by her suspected assailant during criminal proceedings amounted to a failure of the State to protect the complainant’s personal integrity, in violation of Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (‘Convention’).

Whether the investigation into the applicant’s allegation of sexual assault and the ensuing judicial proceedings had been unreasonably delayed—having lasted seven years before the first-instance judgment was rendered—in breach of the promptness requirement inherent in Article 3 of the Convention.

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