Skip to content
Support our work

Safi and Others v Greece – 5418/15

Country Greece
Court ECtHR
Relevant Law Article 2, 3
Year 2022
Found for Applicant

On the 20th January 2014, a fishing boat ‘Conzuru’ allegedly transporting 27 foreign nationals from Turkey to Greece was sank close to the island of Farmakonisi, resulting in the deaths of 11 passengers. The applicants stated the coastguard vessel moved towards them at very high speeds after their engine stopped working, in an attempt to push the boat back to Turkey. The Court unanimously found Article 2, 3 violations ECHR. Potential misuse of the Court’s dicta regarding cases where inadequete invesigations were carried out by the State.