The European Court of Human Rights published the statement regarding the case of Kukhalashvili and Others v. Georgia, and “found various failings in the authorities’ investigation into the circumstances in which an anti-riot force had put down disturbances in the prison when the applicants’ relatives had been killed.”
The Court mentioned “a violation of Article 2 (right to life) of the European Convention on Human Rights in both its procedural and substantive aspects. The case concerned the death of the applicants’ relatives during a police operation to quell a riot in a prison where they were being held.”
The Court concluded that “Z.K. and A.B. had died as a result of lethal force which, although pursuing legitimate aims under Article 2, could not be said to have been “absolutely necessary” within the meaning of that provision.”
“The Court held that Georgia was to pay 40,000 euros (EUR) jointly to the first and second applicants and EUR 32,000 to the third applicant in respect of non-pecuniary damage. It also held that Georgia was to pay EUR 5,400 to the first and second applicants jointly and EUR 3,400 to the third applicant in respect of costs and expenses,” the European Court of Human Rights stated.