Powell and Powell v UK (Admissibility decision)

Authors / Contributors: Bridget Dolan KC , Debra Powell KC
Powell and Powell v UK (Admissibility decision)
Issue: Issue: Whether errors of judgment by health professionals or negligent co-ordination among health professionals leading to a patient’s death amounted to a breach of Art 2 ECHR; whether the applicants could claim for breaches of Art 2 and Art 8 ECHR where they had not pursued domestic procedures; whether the striking out of the applicants claim against the doctors in relation to alleged falsification of medical records was a breach of Art 6 ECHR.
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Reference:   Appn. 45305/99
Judge(s): J-P Costa (President), W Fuhrmann, L Loucaides, Sir N Bratza, HS Greve, K Traja, M Ugrekhelidze.
Date: 4 May 2000