*DSD and another v Metropolitan Police Commissioner; Koraou v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police

Human Rights – Inhuman or degrading treatment. Two separate claims had been brought against two police forces seeking damages and declarations arising out of alleged failures by the police to conduct effective investigations into allegations of crimes committed against the claimants. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, clarified the scope of the duty to investigate under art 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and dismissed the police's appeal in the first case and the claimant's appeal in the second.

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