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RMT v United Kingdom: Sympathy Strikes and the European Court of Human Rights

RMT v United Kingdom: Sympathy Strikes and the European Court of Human Rights

In RMT v United Kingdom the European Court of Human Rights held that the ban on secondary action in the United Kingdom was a justified interference with the right to freedom of association in Article 11 of the ECHR. The RMT contended that its members employed by Hydrex were unable to take effective strike action [...]

Respect for Private Life under Article 8 and Covert Filming – Söderman v Sweden

Respect for Private Life under Article 8 and Covert Filming – Söderman v Sweden

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“GC”) found Sweden had breached its obligations under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) for failing to have in place laws protecting the applicant from being filmed without consent. You may read the judgment here. The case was brought by Ms [...]

Lord Sumption on ‘The Limits of Law’

Lord Sumption on ‘The Limits of Law’

In the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Lecture, given in Kuala Lumpur on 20th November, Lord Sumption, Justice of the UK Supreme Court, again stepped into the debate over the appropriate role of courts in human rights adjudication. The lecture expressed concern over the judicial role and sought to defend legislative decision making about rights. First, [...]

X v Latvia: Creative Harmony, Fortunate Result

X v Latvia: Creative Harmony, Fortunate Result

In X v Latvia the ECtHR held that a domestic Latvian order requiring the applicant to return her daughter to Australia (‘the order’) violated her right to family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (§ 52). The applicant had moved from Australia to Latvia , taking with her her daughter, without [...]

European Court of Human Rights Rules on Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

European Court of Human Rights Rules on Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

In the case of Vallianatos and Others v. Greece, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that the legal recognition of different-sex civil partnerships to the exclusion of same-sex civil partnerships was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. The applications were lodged by four different couples living in Greece. [...]

European Court of Human Rights Says Dismissal of HIV-positive Employee is Incompatible with the Convention

European Court of Human Rights Says Dismissal of HIV-positive Employee is Incompatible with the Convention

In the case of I.B. v. Greece, the European Court of Human Rights held that the dismissal of an HIV-positive employee due to pressure exercised by his fellow employees on the employer to dismiss him was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. The applicant was working for a jewellery manufacturer. He confessed to [...]

The choice before us? The report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights

The choice before us? The report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights

In an article recently published in Public Law, Prof. Francesca Klug and I set out our analysis of the ill-fated report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights. Given that the government provided no formal response when the report was published in December of last year and it has been written off as a [...]

McCaughey and Others v UK: The Requirement of Prompt Investigation into State Killings

McCaughey and Others v UK: The Requirement of Prompt Investigation into State Killings

Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights guarantees, subject to some exceptions, that “everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law.” In its substantive manifestation, this means that States are not to deprive individuals of their right to life, and that they must have adequate judicial mechanisms to protect this right against [...]

Abortion Law Reforms in Ireland

Abortion Law Reforms in Ireland

In A, B & C v. Ireland  the European Court of Human Rights held that Ireland must end its 20-year delay in legislating for the limited constitutional right to abortion, recognised by the Supreme Court in a case famously known as X. The Dáil passed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill on Friday July 12th, in the [...]

Vinter v UK – Why The Majority Are Right To Find That Whole Life Orders Violate Article 3 ECHR

Vinter v UK – Why The Majority Are Right To Find That Whole Life Orders Violate Article 3 ECHR

The European Court of Human Rights’ recent decision in Vinter v UK will inevitably come under fire for infringing abstract notions of subsidiarity and the Court criticised for meddling in national affairs (see the prediction in Claire Overman’s blog post for the Oxford Human Rights Hub earlier this week). The present post outlines some of the [...]

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A Quick Overview

Blog posts have been coming in thick and fast over the last month. To help you get up to speed, the editorial team has put together a quick summary of some of the major themes. Justice Verma Committee on Indian sexual violence laws The Justice Verma Committee submitted its report on the reform of India’s [...]