European Convention on Human Rights

MA v Denmark and Fedotova and Others v Russia: Judicial Activism in Protecting the Right to Family Life?

MA v Denmark and Fedotova and Others v Russia: Judicial Activism in Protecting the Right to Family Life?

On 9.7.21, the GC of the ECtHR found a violation of Article 8 ECHR in the case of a Syrian national enjoying ...
Kurt v Austria: ECHR Positive Obligations Without a Coercive Sting?

Kurt v Austria: ECHR Positive Obligations Without a Coercive Sting?

A terrible family drama reopens the debate about the coercive sting of ECHR positive obligations Measures to ...
UK’s Approach Towards the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

UK’s Approach Towards the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

In R (on the application of AB) v Secretary of State for Justice, the teenage Appellant was sentenced for ...
The Mass-Surveillance Cases We Might Not Want Our Courts to Hear: Big Brother Watch and Centrum för Rättvisa

The Mass-Surveillance Cases We Might Not Want Our Courts to Hear: Big Brother Watch and Centrum för Rättvisa

The ECtHR’s 25.5.21 judgments in the two “bulk interception of communications and intelligence sharing” cases, Big ...
Respecting Subsidiarity While Guaranteeing the Right to a Tribunal Established in Accordance with National Law: From Astradsson to Xero Flor

Respecting Subsidiarity While Guaranteeing the Right to a Tribunal Established in Accordance with National Law: From Astradsson to Xero Flor

International bodies like the ECtHR should not easily substitute their assessment for that of national judges who ...
Association Accept and Others v. Romania: The European Court of Human Rights Takes a Fresh Look at Homophobic Speech and Biased Criminal-Law Enforcement

Association Accept and Others v. Romania: The European Court of Human Rights Takes a Fresh Look at Homophobic Speech and Biased Criminal-Law Enforcement

That hate-speech victims (who have sued unsuccessfully in a CoE member state) should obtain redress in Strasbourg ...
Arbitrary Blocking of Websites Violates Freedom of Expression, Rules ECtHR

Arbitrary Blocking of Websites Violates Freedom of Expression, Rules ECtHR

In June 2020, the European Court of Human Rights delivered a series of four judgements against the arbitrary ...
Milieudefensie v Shell: Holding Carbon Majors Accountable for Human Rights Violations

Milieudefensie v Shell: Holding Carbon Majors Accountable for Human Rights Violations

“It is clear that the global climate crisis will worsen, with devastating implications for human rights, unless ...
Mandatory Vaccination in the Czech Republic does not Violate Human Rights

Mandatory Vaccination in the Czech Republic does not Violate Human Rights

Vavřička and Others v. the Czech Republic (8 April 2021) concerned the legal obligation of parents in the Czech ...
Privacy at the Margins: France’s New Ban on the Hijab

Privacy at the Margins: France’s New Ban on the Hijab

On 30th March, less than a month after Switzerland held a plebiscite on banning the burqa and niqab in public ...
The European Court of Human Rights develops important principles in pregnancy discrimination cases

The European Court of Human Rights develops important principles in pregnancy discrimination cases

More than 60 years after it started functioning, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has finally delivered ...
Coronavirus: States Derogating to Suspend Human Rights Obligations

Coronavirus: States Derogating to Suspend Human Rights Obligations

Governments around the world are taking decisive action to contain the spread of a novel coronavirus, (COVID-19), ...

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