European Court of Human Rights Orders Italy to Pay Damages to Amanda Knox

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Friday, February 1, 2019
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
35
Issue: 
2
Abstract: 

On January 24, 2019, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights issued a judgment, awarding €18,400 to Amanda Knox, a U.S. national and former student who spent years in detention in Italy after her conviction in connection with the murder of her flatmate. The Court’s press release explains that in the case of Knox v. Italy (application no. 76577/13) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, in her favor on three of the four issues.