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  • Lourdes Peroni

Police Violence against Roma: To Investigate or Not to Investigate, That Was Not a Question

January 17, 2011

When is the duty to investigate possible racist motives triggered in cases of ill-treatment and death in police custody? In one of the latest 2010 judgments (Mižigárová v. Slovakia) dealing with police brutality against a member of an ethnic minority, the Court did not consider that “the authorities had before them information that was sufficient […]