Seeking Compensation for Torture Suffered Abroad: The Issue of Adjudicatory Jurisdiction From a European Perspective

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Abstract

1. Pecuniary compensation and the protection of victims of torture in the international law of human rights. – 2. Transnational litigation over civil liability arising from acts of torture: the practical relevance of the issue of adjudicatory jurisdiction. – 3. The European Union regime on jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters: the main grounds of jurisdiction available to victims of torture under the “Brussels I” Regulation. – 4. The proposed (but eventually abandoned) extension of the personal scope of application of the “Brussels I” Regulation and the creation of a European-wide “forum of necessity”. – 5. The rules of jurisdiction of some European countries and their possible relevance to claims for compensation in respect of torture. – 6. The possible developments expected from Strasbourg: the Nait-Liman case before the European Court of Human Rights.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIl divieto di tortura e altri comportamenti inumani o degradanti nelle migrazioni
EditorsL. Zagato, S. De Vido
Pages83-96
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Diritto internazionale privato
  • Private international law
  • Tortura
  • Torture

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