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President of the European Court of Human Rights, Síofra O’Leary, has encouraged Council of Europe member states to use the forthcoming Summit of Heads of State and Government in Reykjavik to commit further resources to the court. Speaking at the court’s annual press conference in

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Russia has been censured by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) for failing to provide legal recognition and protection for same-sex couples. In a Grand Chamber judgment handed down on Tuesday, the court held by a 14–3 majority that Russia had violated Article 8 of the European Con

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Switzerland violated the rights of a child born through a surrogacy arrangement in the US by not recognising the intended father as a parent, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. The case of D.B. and Others v. Switzerland concerned a same-sex couple who were registered partners in S

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The Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights have opened up the court’s collaborative knowledge-sharing platform (ECHR-KS) to legal professionals, academics and the wider public. The platform presents the latest analysis of case-law developments in a thematic and contextualised

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A new book that aims to assist lawyers from the member states of the Council of Europe deal with extradition or deportation cases when there is a risk of the death penalty being imposed in third countries or of extrajudicial execution has been published. Compendium of case law of the European Court

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The UK's decision to deport a Nigerian man following a criminal conviction, despite him having been granted indefinite leave to remain more than a decade prior, did not violate his human rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. In the case of Otite v the United Kingdom, the ECtH

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Judge Síofra O’Leary, the Irish judge on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), has been elected as the president of the court for a two-year term. She is the first woman and the first Irish person to serve as president of the court in its 63-year history, and will take up office o

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The parents of Madeleine McCann have lost a case at the European Court of Human Rights over their right to respect for private and family life. The case concerned statements made by a former detective inspector – in a book, a documentary and a newspaper interview – about the applicants&r

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Russia has officially ceased to be a party to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). In a statement, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) said Russia formally ceased to be a party to the ECHR on Friday 16 September 2022 following its expulsion from the Council of Europe in March.

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A pop singer in Poland who said the authors of the Bible were “wasted from drinking wine and smoking weed” has succeeded in her appeal against conviction to the European Court of Human Rights. Dorota Rabczewska, known as 'Doda', one of the country's most successful artists, made the comm

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