Ataman v Turkey: ECHR 27 Apr 2006

The Court set out the need to supervise soldiers to whom weapons were entrusted and to prevent suicides. Since the carrying of weapons was involved, the authorities could be expected to show particular diligence and adopt a suitable system for dealing with the matter in the case of soldiers with psychological problems.
References: 46252/99, [2006] ECHR 481
Links: Worldlii, Bailii
Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights 2
Jurisdiction: Human Rights
This case is cited by:

  • Cited – Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MIND intervening) HL 10-Dec-2008 (, [2008] UKHL 74, , , [2009] HRLR 12, [2009] 1 All ER 1053, [2009] PTSR 469, [2009] UKHRR 480, [2009] 2 WLR 115, (2009) 12 CCL Rep 125, [2009] 1 AC 681, (2009) 105 BMLR 180, [2009] LS Law Medical 40)
    The deceased had committed suicide on escaping from a mental hospital. The Trust appealed against a refusal to strike out the claim that that they had been negligent in having inadequate security.
    Held: The Trust’s appeal failed. The fact that . .
  • Cited – Rabone and Another v Pennine Care NHS Trust CA 21-Jun-2010 (, [2010] EWCA Civ 698, [2010] WLR (D) 152, , [2011] 3 WLR 603, [2011] QB 1019, (2010) 115 BMLR 191, [2010] Inquest LR 105, [2011] PTSR 1028, [2010] Med LR 376, [2010] MHLR 413, [2010] PIQR Q4)
    The claimant’s daughter had committed suicide after being given home leave on a secure ward by the respondent mental hospital. A claim in negligence had been settled, but the parents now appealed refusal of their claim that the hospital had failed . .

These lists may be incomplete.

Last Update: 16 November 2020; Ref: scu.243767