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Anjum Shabbir
12th February 2020
Human Rights

Inadequate response to domestic violence and cyberbullying allegations: breach of ECHR

Today, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) gave its judgment in the case Buturugă v. Romania (application no. 56867/15). It declared that the Romanian authorities had violated the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment in Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) as well as the right to respect for private and family life and for the correspondence under Article 8 ECHR due to failure to respond to a woman’s complaints of domestic violence and cyberbullying by her former husband.

The Strasbourg-based court pointed out that the Romanian authorities did not carry out an appropriate criminal investigation into the acts as raising a specific problem of domestic violence, and that they gave no considerati


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