European Convention on Human Rights

Grand Chamber of the ECtHR to Review Limitations on Choice of Birthplace for Women

Grand Chamber of the ECtHR to Review Limitations on Choice of Birthplace for Women

Dubská and Krejzová v the Czech Republic has been referred to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights after the successful submission of the League of Human...
Decisiones ganadoras de los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto 2015

Decisiones ganadoras de los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto 2015

Los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto 2015 han concluido con alrededor de 10,000 votos y aproximadamente 100,000 visitas a las distintas nominaciones (67 en total) de 28 países alrededor...
2015 Gender Justice Uncovered Award Winners

2015 Gender Justice Uncovered Award Winners

The 2015 Gender Justice Uncovered Award winners are in. This year the Awards concluded with over 10,000 votes and 100,000 case views for the 67 nominated decisions across 28 different...
The Reach of the ECHR: A Reply to Eirik Bjorge

The Reach of the ECHR: A Reply to Eirik Bjorge

I thank Eirik Bjorge for reading our recent report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving our Armed Forces from Defeat by Judicial Diktat and for posting his thoughts on it....
A Comment on the Report Clearing the Fog of Law

A Comment on the Report Clearing the Fog of Law

In the Policy Exchange report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving Our Armed Forces from Defeat by Judicial Diktat, Richard Ekins, Jonathan Morgan, and Tom Tugendhat criticize the European Court...
S.A.S v France: Controlling Identities in European Liberal Democracies

S.A.S v France: Controlling Identities in European Liberal Democracies

As discussed in previous posts, the ECtHR decided in S.A.S v France that the French criminal law ban on face coverings in all public places does not violate European human...
A Duty to Prosecute Hate Speech under the European Convention on Human Rights?

A Duty to Prosecute Hate Speech under the European Convention on Human Rights?

Freedom of expression is “one of the essential foundations of any democratic society” (Handyside) and recent events have shown that Europeans remain firmly committed to it. At the same time,...
Hutchinson v UK – A Change in Direction on Whole Life Orders?

Hutchinson v UK – A Change in Direction on Whole Life Orders?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled in Hutchinson v UK that the imposition of a ‘whole life order’ for murder does not violate Article 3 ECHR. The...
Brighton and Beyond – Where Next for the European Convention on Human Rights?

Brighton and Beyond – Where Next for the European Convention on Human Rights?

Two reports have been released which shine a spotlight on the relationship between national authorities (especially parliaments) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Both take stock of the...
UK vs ECtHR: The Prisoner Voting Saga Continues

UK vs ECtHR: The Prisoner Voting Saga Continues

On 12 August 2014, the Fourth Section Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Firth and others held yet again the UK’s blanket disenfranchisement of prisoners, in accordance...
Property Rights, Pension Claims, and the Problematic Features of the ECtHR’s Proportionality Review

Property Rights, Pension Claims, and the Problematic Features of the ECtHR’s Proportionality Review

Although less mind-blowing than other recent Strasbourg judgments, the case of Stefanetti and Others v. Italy is an interesting one, especially when viewed against the backdrop of the European Court...
Hämäläinen v Finland: The Transgender Divorce Requirement in Strasbourg

Hämäläinen v Finland: The Transgender Divorce Requirement in Strasbourg

In the landmark 2002 decision, Goodwin v United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”), citing an “unmistakable trend” among Council of Europe member states, established a general right...

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