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Bennett v UK

Authors / Contributors: Debra Powell , Bridget Dolan
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Bennett v UK
   
Issue: Whether the inquest procedure failed to satisfy the state’s Art 2 obligations where a verdict of unlawful killing was not left to a jury and, in respect of lawful killing, the jury were directed to consider whether the force used was ‘reasonable’ as opposed to “absolutely necessary”.
   
Court: ECHR
   
Reference:   Appn 5527/08
   
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Judge(s): L Mijovic (President), N Bratza, D Thór Björgvinsson, J Šikuta, P Hirvelä, L Bianku, M Poalelungi
   
Date: 7 December 2010