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Celtic fan loses human rights challenge to ‘offensive behaviour at football’ law

A Celtic supporter accused of breaching “offensive behaviour at football” legislation by ...

Published 16 May 2018

ECtHR: Malta ordered to pay out €20,000 after banning Scottish play

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Malta to pay €20,000 to a theatre company and th ...

Published 15 May 2018

Appeal judges reject legal challenge to ‘lack of statutory defence of coercion’ by alleged human trafficking victim accused of drugs offences

A man accused of growing cannabis and being concerned in the supply of the class B drug who claimed ...

Published 2 May 2018

CJEU: Torture victims eligible for subsidiary protection if facing intentional deprivation of health care

A person tortured in the past in their country of origin is eligible for subsidiary protection if th ...

Published 24 April 2018

UK government should 'proceed with caution' over immigration following Windrush fiasco

Andy Knox Prime Minister Theresa May has apologised to Caribbean leaders over the Windrush fiasco w ...

Published 17 April 2018

ECHR Protocol 16 to enter into force following ratification by France

France has ratified Protocol No.16 to the European Convention on Human Rights, which allows the hi ...

Published 12 April 2018

Conviction of man who posted image of swastika-adorned Himmler upheld by ECtHR

A man who was arrested and convicted of using symbols of unconstitutional organisations after he pos ...

Published 6 April 2018

Book review – The Scottish Parliament: Law and Practice

Often mis-attributed to Bismark, the poet John Godfey Saxe is reputed to have said that “Laws, lik ...

Published 26 March 2018

Father-of-three fails in appeal against extradition despite wife’s successful human rights challenge

A father-of-three who is the subject of two European Arrest Warrants has had an application for leav ...

Published 2 March 2018

Metropolitan Police appeal over duty to investigate ill-treatment dismissed

An appeal by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police over the nature of the duty to investiga ...

Published 21 February 2018

ECtHR: No entrapment in case of Lithuanian lawyer convicted of bribery

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has found that a Lithuanian lawyer convicted of bribery o ...

Published 20 February 2018

UKSC to clarify ill-treatment obligations under HRA and ECHR

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) v DSD and another (Respondents) – UKSC 2015/0 ...

Published 15 February 2018

Blog: Should the LGBT community be required to bear the burden of Brexit?

Jonathan Cooper OBE Barrister Jonathan Cooper OBE of Doughty Street Chambers looks at the protecti ...

Published 30 January 2018

Blanket ban on smoking in mental health hospitals declared ‘lawful’

Two patients detained at low and medium secure psychiatric units who claimed that the blanket ban on ...

Published 29 January 2018

European Court of Human Rights to launch new factsheets

The European Court of Human Rights is launching a series of five new factsheets. The factsheets c ...

Published 17 January 2018