Six young people from Portugal have presented a landmark case before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), arguing that countries are breaching their human rights by failing to do enough to protect them from climate change.
The UK violated the privacy rights of two people whose communications were intercepted and accessed in the UK, despite them both being non-UK nationals living outside of UK borders, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. US national Joshua Wieder and Italian national Claudio Guarnieri, both r
A legal challenge brought by more than 250 sex workers against France's ban on the purchase of sex is to be heard by the European Court of Human Rights. The court decided by a majority that the applications brought by 261 men and women who say they are "habitually engaged in prostitution, in a lawfu
Russian protest band Pussy Riot suffered degrading treatment at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics when band members were whipped and pepper-sprayed by Cossack security forces, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. In yesterday's Chamber judgment in the case of Verzilov and Others v. Rus
Only 23 per cent of the public support Britain's departure from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), a poll has revealed. The poll, conducted by think tank More in Common, suggests that 49 per cent of respondents want the UK to continue its membership in the ECHR.
Slovakia might be a distant land, and Covid a distant memory. But a significant case brought to the European Court of Human Rights could bring closure to some of the legal questions posed during the pandemic – much-needed closure that many European nations have not yet received, writes Lo
Post-Brexit cooperation between the UK and the EU on law enforcement and criminal justice is sub-optimal, according to the House of Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee. In a letter to Home Secretary Suella Braverman, the committee has outlined its conclusions and observations on the operational
Caster Semenya, two-time 800m Olympic champion, faced discrimination due to rules requiring her to reduce her naturally high testosterone levels to continue competing, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. Ms Semenya has a condition causing higher testosterone levels than most women.
Attention has recently focused on policy and practice concerning accommodation of transgender prisoners in Scotland. However, the role of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) has been little discussed in this context. Accordingly, this post first addresses the general c
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
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
Members of the family of British champion of the European Convention on Human Rights, David Maxwell Fyfe, have sung in protest at UK government plans to withdraw from the Convention. In the wake of the ‘small boat’ crisis in the Channel, the UK government is threatening to take the UK ou
Journalists' sources may have gained new protections following a ruling of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT). The judgment suggests that any public body that attempts to identify the source of media stories may fall foul of human rights law.
Denmark's outright ban on adoption in the context of a commercial surrogacy agreement violated the rights of two children born to a surrogate mother, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.