On 15 June 2021 the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights issued its judgment in Kurt v Austria. This was a highly significant and much-anticipated development in the Court’s jurisprudence on domestic violence, given that Kurt v Austria was the first case on this issue which had been heard by the Grand Chamber. In its judgment, the Grand Chamber usefully set out in detail a number of principles which should be applied in cases of domestic violence, and in particular clarified the way in which the Osman test should be applied in this context. However, questions arise as to whether the Court’s subsequent application of these principles to the facts of the instant case was sufficient.
|Journal||European Human Rights Law Review|
|Publication status||Published - 08 Nov 2021|