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Monday, September 26, 2011

The forgotten victims denied closure

The forgotten victims denied closure

7 Proceedings.

(1)A person who claims that a public authority has acted (or proposes to act) in a way which is made unlawful by section 6(1) may—
(a)bring proceedings against the authority under this Act in the appropriate court or tribunal, or
(b)rely on the Convention right or rights concerned in any legal proceedings,but only if he is (or would be) a victim of the unlawful act.

Hirst v UK(No2), the Prisoners Votes Case, established convicted prisoners are victims of human rights abuses by the State.

Victims of crimes make a big deal about the need to get closure. When it comes to convicted prisoners who are victims, what about their need to get closure and prevent the State from continuing its unjustied human rights violations?

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