Human rights – Right to Fair Trial & Access to Justice. European Court of Human Rights: The European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber found, in a case concerning the question of the responsibility of the state for the sexual abuse of a schoolgirl by a lay teacher in an Irish National School in 1973, that the Irish State's failure to protect her from sexual abuse and her inability to obtain recognition at national level of that failure had violated arts 3 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights.