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Banković and ors v Belgium and ors, Admissibility, App no 52207/99, ECHR 2001-XII, [2001] ECHR 890, (2007) 44 EHRR SE5, 11 BHRC 435, (2001) 123 ILR 94, IHRL 3273 (ECHR 2001), 12th December 2001, Grand Chamber [ECtHR]

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Whether the applicants’ complaint, which concerned the bombing of the Radio Televizije Srbije building in the territory of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia by NATO forces and relied on Articles 2, 10 and 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (‘European Convention on Human Rights’, ‘ECHR’), was admissible.

Whether the applicants fell within the jurisdiction of the respondent states within the meaning of Article 1 of the ECHR.

Keywords: Armed conflict; Human rights, civil and political rights; Human rights, freedom of expression; Human rights, right to effective remedy; Human rights, right to life; ICJ (International Court of Justice); Jurisdiction of states, extra-territorial; NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

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Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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