Failure to investigate alleged ill-treatment by police officials in Croatia: the Durdevic case

Failure to investigate alleged ill-treatment by police officials in Croatia: the Durdevic case

On 16th June 2009, Danijel Đurđević—alongside his mother Katica Đurđević—were brutally beaten. They alleged that the attack had been carried out by Croatian police.

In its judgment, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the state had failed in its duty to carry out an investigation into allegations of ill-treatment by state officials. The state attorney general had lacked both transparency and independence.

The allegation of police ill-treatment has still never been properly investigated - along with three other similar cases, where violations were found by the European Court.

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