Archive for the 'European Convent. Human Rights' Category

UK – ‘Does Taser Use Breach Human Rights?’ (2013-07-01)

Posted on July 1 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Sophie Khan, a lawyer specializing in Taser-related injuries, presents the case that taser use is a potential breach of European human rights legislation, especially since they often involve people with mental health problems and/or children. ‘The Taser is now being used as a weapon of first resort, rather than last. If […]

UK – Scotland: Tasers fired by trained policemen may breach suspects’ human rights (2012-04-17)

Posted on April 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: a preliminary report into a Scottish police pilot using tasers warns their use by non-firearms officers may be in breach of article two of the European Convention on Human Rights – the right to life. Christopher Mason, of the Strathclyde Police Authority, said “It’s for the government to decide what weapons should […]

FINLAND – Report to the Finnish Government on the visit to Finland by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 20 to 30 April 2008 (2008-09-30)

Posted on September 30 2008 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : [2 paragraphs from this report] This report highlights two Finnish issues unacceptable in its eyes: (1) the use of tasers against an agitasted prisoner at Vantaa Prison’s Psychiatric Unit; and (2) more generally, the use of stun-guns in a prison setting, and more especially in a prison medical facility.]] Para 101. […]