ECtHR: Romanian politician fails in appeal against conviction over judges’ failure to sign judgment

A Romanian politician given a suspended sentence for abuse of authority who challenged the judgment on the basis two of the judges had not signed it and had retired before its reasoning was finalised has failed in his Article 6 appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

Published 4 November 2021

ECtHR: Disabled voters can be required to use back entrance at polling places

Disabled voters can lawfully be required to enter polling places through a back entrance, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 27 October 2021

ECtHR: Bulgaria violated rights of top judge who criticised government

Bulgaria violated the Article 10 freedom of expression right of a judge who was critical of the government, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 21 October 2021

ECtHR: Holy See’s state immunity affirmed in Article 6 case

Applicants who alleged they had been deprived of their right of access to a court suffered no ECHR violations after Belgium declined to hear their tort case against the Holy See, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

Published 13 October 2021

ECtHR: Lack of effective remedy for former judge breached human rights

A former Belgian judge was denied an effective remedy to challenge a judicial body's decision in breach of her rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 20 July 2021

Russia breached human rights law by failing to acknowledge same-sex couples

Russia failed to justify the lack of any opportunity for same-sex couples to have their relationship formally acknowledged, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has found.

Published 14 July 2021

ECHR appeal to Supreme Court sought in Craig Murray case

Counsel for a man sentenced to a prison term for unlawfully publishing information about women who gave evidence against Alex Salmond has sought permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Published 8 June 2021

Re-victimised rape complainant suffered violation of ECHR rights

A rape complainant in Italy suffered a violation of her ECHR rights after she was re-victimised in court.

Published 28 May 2021

Ex-soldier charged with attempted murder seeks to fast-track case to European Court of Human Rights

Lawyers for a former British soldier charged with the attempted murder of a 27-year-old man in 1974 have launched a bid to bring a claim for discriminatory treatment to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Published 26 April 2021

European Court of Human Rights backs Czech Republic over mandatory vaccinations

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has backed the Czech Republic on mandatory pre-school vaccinations in a case that predates the pandemic.

Published 9 April 2021

Student Essay competition on European Convention of Human Rights

The European Movement in Scotland, in association with Perth for Europe, is sponsoring a student essay competition to look at how society has benefited from the ECHR.

Published 3 March 2021

ECHR signed in Rome 70 years ago today

On this day 70 years ago, the European Convention on Human Rights was signed in Rome.

Published 4 November 2020

Human rights briefing calls for new test for standing in ECHR judicial reviews

The test for standing in judicial review cases brought on ECHR grounds should be that of 'sufficient interest', a new briefing by the Human Rights Consortium Scotland argues.

Published 26 June 2020

ECtHR: France violated freedom of expression rights of Palestine solidarity campaigners

Palestine solidarity campaigners who were convicted and fined for promoting a boycott of Israeli products suffered a violation of their human rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 12 June 2020

Council of Europe launches free online training course on ECHR

The Council of Europe has launched an updated version of its free online “Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights”, a five-hour interactive training course aimed at legal professionals, public authorities, civil society and students.

Published 31 March 2020