European Convention on Human Rights

Sanchez and ZB v France: How Many More Restrictions to Freedom of Expression Should Strasbourg Accept?

Sanchez and ZB v France: How Many More Restrictions to Freedom of Expression Should Strasbourg Accept?

Image Description: On a brick wall, the phrase 'Free Speech' is being written by a person, using spray paint. ...
Adbi Ibrahim v Norway: What It Takes to Make People Feel Integrated “Here in Europe” Without Necessarily “Becoming Like Them Norwegian Christians”

Adbi Ibrahim v Norway: What It Takes to Make People Feel Integrated “Here in Europe” Without Necessarily “Becoming Like Them Norwegian Christians”

Image Description: A Norwegian flag flying in the sky. On December 10th, the ECtHR’s GC (Grand Chamber) issued ...
The Use of Restraints against Prisoners Receiving Medical Treatment: The PPO Report into the Death of Peter Sutcliffe

The Use of Restraints against Prisoners Receiving Medical Treatment: The PPO Report into the Death of Peter Sutcliffe

Image description: several handcuffs hanging from a rod in prison. The report by the Prisons and Probation ...
UK High Court Grants Discretionary Leave to Remain for Victims of Trafficking

UK High Court Grants Discretionary Leave to Remain for Victims of Trafficking

Image description: Several persons approaching the coastline on a small boat.   On 12 October 2021, in KTT, R ...
The Polish Challenge to the ECtHR’s Authority: Can the CoE Human-Rights System Respond Convincingly to It?

The Polish Challenge to the ECtHR’s Authority: Can the CoE Human-Rights System Respond Convincingly to It?

That the 24.11.21 judgment of the Polish Constitutional Court (CC) represents a serious challenge to the ECtHR’s ...
Lee v UK: Exhausting Domestic Remedies

Lee v UK: Exhausting Domestic Remedies

Today a chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) handed down its decision in Lee v UK, declaring ...
Pushing the Bioethical Envelope: Rethinking the Rights of Part-Human Chimeric Embryos

Pushing the Bioethical Envelope: Rethinking the Rights of Part-Human Chimeric Embryos

Image description: Different equipment, including test tubes and petri dishes, at a laboratory.  On 15 April ...
Justice behind closed doors?  Extrajudicial killings, Closed Material Proceedings, and Investigatory Obligations under the ECHR

Justice behind closed doors? Extrajudicial killings, Closed Material Proceedings, and Investigatory Obligations under the ECHR

The on-going case R (Saifullah) v Secretary of State for Defence is a judicial review case concerning the Ministry ...
Disability-Selective Abortions – A Double-Edged Sword? High Court of England and Wales Gives Ruling on the Conflict Between Rights of Disabled Persons and Women’s Reproductive Choice

Disability-Selective Abortions – A Double-Edged Sword? High Court of England and Wales Gives Ruling on the Conflict Between Rights of Disabled Persons and Women’s Reproductive Choice

In Crowter & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care [2021] EWHC 2536 ...
Defending legality in judicial appointments:  The European Court of Human Rights and the Polish constitutional crisis [Part1]

Defending legality in judicial appointments: The European Court of Human Rights and the Polish constitutional crisis [Part1]

That the Polish constitutional crisis would have had serious human-rights implications was clear from the start. ...
Protocol No. 15 to the ECHR: a new era of subsidiarity or a symbolic change?

Protocol No. 15 to the ECHR: a new era of subsidiarity or a symbolic change?

Protocol No. 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights came into force in August 2021. It introduced several ...
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 ...

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