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Kurt v. Turkey, No. 24276/94, ECtHR (Chamber), 25 May 1998


Lawfulness of arrest or detention. Right to liberty and security. Right to the truth. 

Normative references

Art. 3 ECHR
Art. 5 ECHR 


1. Public authorities have not informed the mother of a detainee about her son's whereabouts, thus violating her right to the truth. 

2. Public authorities' indifference regarding a mother's request to know something about her son's whereabouts can be considered as ill-treatment pursuant to art. 3 ECHR. 

3. The applicant has not been allowed any effective remedy for several violations of the ECHR.