German racial profiling violates human rights, European court ruling
Berlin authorities deny an independent and effective investigation into racial profiling by German police, the European Court of Human Rights concludes.
Germany has violated the European Convention on Human Rights by refusing to conduct an independent and effective investigation into racial profiling by police, the European Supreme Court of Human Rights has ruled.
The verdict was handed down after a four-year legal battle in which a German from India who was a victim of racism filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights.
The court unanimously ruled that Biplab Basu and his daughter complained about racial profiling practices by the German police while traveling by train, thus violating their right not to discriminate, but authorities rejected the allegation. denied an independent inquiry.
“State authorities have failed to comply with their obligation to take all reasonable steps to ascertain, through an independent agency, whether discriminatory attitudes played a role in the identification and, therefore, have failed to conduct an effective investigation in this regard. could not be enforced,” the court said in its ruling on Tuesday.
The court reiterated that internal police investigations were not considered effective and states should ensure an independent mechanism to investigate complaints about racial profiling.
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