According to the United Nations there is an ongoing obligation on the Irish Government to conduct an independent inquiry into the Sallins Case, irrespective of the passage of time or of ‘compensation’ paid. The Irish Government signed up to this in 1975.
The torture endured in the Sallins Case was both physical and mental and directly affected the personality physically and mentally. And still does.
Art 2: Entitlement to rights without distinction on the basis of political Opinion.
Art 3: Right to life, liberty and security.
Art 5: Freedom from torture inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Art 7: No discrimination before the law
Art 8. Provide an effective remedy
Art 9: No arbitrary arrest/detention
Art 10: Fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal.
Art 11: Presumption of innocence
Art 12: No interference with privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon honor and reputation.
Art 13: Freedom of movement
Art 16: Protection of the family
Art 18: The right to freedom of thought, conscience
Art 19: Freedom of opinion and expression
Art 20: Freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
Art 21: Freedom to take part in government.
Art 22: Free development of personality
Art 23: Right to work
Art 28: No denial of social order
Art 29: Full development of personality
The European Court of Human Rights is the court of law of the Council of Europe. It is based in Strasbourg, France. Set up in 1959, the Court ensures that Member States of the Council of Europe respect the rights and guarantees set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. Ireland is a member.
ARTICLE 1 Right to life (by driving someone towards suicide.)
ARTICLE 3 Prohibition of torture.
ARTICLE 5 Right to liberty and security.
ARTICLE 6 Right to a fair trial.
ARTICLE 8 Right to respect for private and family life.
ARTICLE 9 Freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
ARTICLE 10 Freedom of expression.
ARTICLE 11 Freedom of assembly and association.
ARTICLE 13 Right to an effective remedy.
ARTICLE 14 Prohibition of discrimination.