Download/Print Kurt v. Turkey, No. 24276/94, ECtHR (Chamber), 25 May 1998 Date 25/05/1998 Type Judgment Case number 24276/94 Link Judgment_HUDOC Thematic areas Political pluralismPresident Rudolf Bernhardt Body European Court of Human RightsKeywords Lawful arrest or detentionRight to liberty and securityTerrorismRight to the truthAreas Public security, terrorism and international cooperation Pluralism and criminal justiceCountry Turkey Abstract Lawfulness of arrest or detention. Right to liberty and security. Right to the truth. Normative references Art. 3 ECHR Art. 5 ECHR Ruling 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.