Protection of others from violence, injury and risk to life
Convention rights and issues I need to consider
Articles 2 Right to life, 3 Prohibition of torture, 8 Respect for private and family life, 14 Prohibition of discrimination, Protocol No. 1 Article 1 Protection of property
- Do I, or should I know of risks or threats of violence,including domestic violence, to someone I have a duty to protect (e.g. as a police officer)?
- Is a detainee or psychiatric patient in my charge at risk of harm from themselves or others?
- Have all necessary and reasonable steps been taken to assess the person's medical condition, especially if there is an indication that they may have been injured?
- Are there risks of installations I am in charge of (e.g. municipal waste plants) threatening homes or lives of people living nearby?
References to article numbers are to the European Convention on Human Rights except where a Protocol is specified.
The issues listed are not exhaustive.
Do you touch on any of the Convention rights in your work?