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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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Lady Hale has defended the Human Rights Act, which the UK government wants to replace with a new Bill of Rights. In an interview with The Guardian, the former president of the Supreme Court said: "The Human Rights Act is a perfectly good piece of legislation. There’s absolutely no need to scra

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Lady Hale, the former president of the UK Supreme Court, has warned of the "risks and dangers" posed by the Bill of Rights in a speech delivered in Belfast. The retired judge was invited to give the keynote address at the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's (NIHRC) annual human rights le

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Russia has been told by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to stay the execution of two British men serving in the Ukrainian army who were captured in Mariupol and sentenced to death. The applicants, Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin, are British citizens who were born in 1973 and 1994, respectiv

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The UK government's Bill of Rights will severely weaken rights protection in the UK, cause unnecessary legal uncertainty, have serious consequences for the devolved settlements and Good Friday Agreement and is inconsistent with our international obligations under the European Convention on Human Rig

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The Scottish Human Rights Commission and Law Society of Scotland have expressed misgivings about the UK government's Bill of Rights. Ian Duddy, chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, said the bill would "water down human rights protections".

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A lawyer who was fined after telling a joke in court suffered a violation of his right to freedom of expression, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. Mirko Simic, a lawyer in Bosnia and Herzegovina, told the joke – about a professor who expected his students to provide not onl

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Human rights laws are an impediment to the Scottish government's ability to ban protests outside of abortion clinics, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Ms Sturgeon said progress was being stalled on introducing a 150m buffer zone outside clinics to keep keep anti-abortion campaigners away from women using t

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Human rights protections are at risk from the UK government’s proposals to replace the Human Right Act, according to a new evidence report submitted to the United Nations (UN) by the Scottish Human Rights Commission. In its “report card” to the UN’s latest Universal

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