European Convention on Human Rights

Redfearn v United Kingdom: Hard Case Makes Good Law-Part 1

Redfearn v United Kingdom: Hard Case Makes Good Law-Part 1

On 6 November 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down judgment in Redfearn v United Kingdom. In a two-part post, Alan Bogg argues that the ECtHR reached...
From Slavery to Strasbourg: The ECtHR makes the first Article 4 finding against the UK

From Slavery to Strasbourg: The ECtHR makes the first Article 4 finding against the UK

By Gwendolen Morgan In November 2012, the European Court of Human Rights handed down judgment in the case of CN v. UK. The court unanimously held that there had been...
James, Wells and Lee v UK: Indefinite Detention and Arbitrary Deprivations of Liberty

James, Wells and Lee v UK: Indefinite Detention and Arbitrary Deprivations of Liberty

More than 6000 UK prisoners are currently subject to indefinite detention without means of progressing towards parole. In James, Wells and Lee v UK the European Court of Human Rights...
Prisoners' Voting Rights: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Prisoners' Voting Rights: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

If ‘suffrage is the pivotal right’, then it is only fitting that the issue of prisoners’ voting rights has become the turning point of the UK government’s approach to the...
State Sovereignty v Migrants’ Rights: Who Wins before the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights?

State Sovereignty v Migrants’ Rights: Who Wins before the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights?

On Tuesday this week, the Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) in conjunction with the Oxford Migration Law Discussion Group (OxMLDG) welcomed Professor Marie-Benedicte Dembour, Professor of Law and Anthropology at...
State Sovereignty v Migrants' Rights: Who Wins before the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights?

State Sovereignty v Migrants' Rights: Who Wins before the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights?

On Tuesday this week, the Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) in conjunction with the Oxford Migration Law Discussion Group (OxMLDG) welcomed Professor Marie-Benedicte Dembour, Professor of Law and Anthropology at...
Spot the Differences: How Broad Can Commercial Speech Be?

Spot the Differences: How Broad Can Commercial Speech Be?

By Ilias Trispiotis In the aftermath of ‘the Innocence of Muslims’ turmoil, questions of whether and to what extent state authorities may regulate speech when it upsets public morals or...
A Special Relationship? Preserving the Human Rights of Terrorist Suspects in Extradition Cases

A Special Relationship? Preserving the Human Rights of Terrorist Suspects in Extradition Cases

The recent case of Babar Ahmad and Others v United Kingdom represents the final stage in the European appeal process for Abu Hamza and others against their extradition to the...
SCOPPOLA v. ITALY (No. 3): A Step Backwards

SCOPPOLA v. ITALY (No. 3): A Step Backwards

In her recent post, Natasha Holcroft-Emmess critiques the European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber (GC) judgment in Scoppola (no. 3); she rightly notes that the GC has taken a...
Scoppola v Italy (No. 3): Getting Prisoner Voting Right?

Scoppola v Italy (No. 3): Getting Prisoner Voting Right?

In Scoppola v Italy (No. 3) (Application no. 126/05, 22 May 2012) the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights once again engaged with the vexed issue of...
Election of the new Belgian Judge to the ECtHR: An all-male short list demonstrates questionable commitment to gender equality

Election of the new Belgian Judge to the ECtHR: An all-male short list demonstrates questionable commitment to gender equality

  On the 24thApril 2012, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) elected the new Belgian judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Paul Lemmens, from...
Article 14 ECHR: the Elusive Other Status

Article 14 ECHR: the Elusive Other Status

The recent judgment of Swift v Secretary of State for Justice [2012] EWHC 2000 (QB) raises some interesting questions regarding the operation of article 14 of the European Convention on...

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