Echr

1-15 of 78 Articles
Clock icon 3 minutes

A judgment of the European Court of Human Rights this month found that the Slovak justice system had taken too long to enforce an order for contact between a mother and her son and had breached their rights in terms of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The mother who brought the

Clock icon 4 minutes

The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill is fundamentally incompatible with the UK’s human rights obligations, Westminster's Joint Committee on Human Rights has warned. Following scrutiny of the bill to assess its human rights implications, the committee has published a report highli

Clock icon 4 minutes

Ireland will take the UK to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) over a controversial law ending criminal and civil proceedings related to killings during the Troubles, the Irish government has confirmed. Victims and survivors of the Troubles had urged the Irish government to take the rare ste

Clock icon 2 minutes

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

Clock icon 2 minutes

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

Clock icon 3 minutes

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

Clock icon 2 minutes

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.

Clock icon 4 minutes

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

Clock icon 2 minutes

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.

Clock icon 2 minutes

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

1-15 of 78 Articles