European Convention on Human Rights

Haralambous: The Supreme Court, Closed Proceedings and the Common Law, Round Three

Haralambous: The Supreme Court, Closed Proceedings and the Common Law, Round Three

The right to a fair trial is undoubtedly one of the most sacrosanct rights in most modern legal systems, and is ...
Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence

Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence

In EA & Ors (Article 3 medical cases – Paposhvili not applicable) [2017] UKUT 00445, the Upper Tribunal ...
Einarsson v Iceland: Worrying Implications for Discussing Rape Allegations on Social Media

Einarsson v Iceland: Worrying Implications for Discussing Rape Allegations on Social Media

This post analyses Einarsson v Iceland, a defamation case in which a celebrity sued an Instagram user (‘X’) for ...
Bărbulescu v. Romania: The Next Step in the Continuing Struggle for Standards for Workplace Communication Monitoring

Bărbulescu v. Romania: The Next Step in the Continuing Struggle for Standards for Workplace Communication Monitoring

On 5 September, the Grand Chamber (GC) of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered its judgment in ...
Niqabs in Strasbourg, Again: Part 2

Niqabs in Strasbourg, Again: Part 2

In a blog post yesterday, I considered the impact which the recent decisions of the European Court of Human Rights ...
Niqabs in Strasbourg, Again: Part 1

Niqabs in Strasbourg, Again: Part 1

Burqa bans seem to be in fashion, not only in the 5-odd countries that have chosen this policy line, not only at ...
The European Court of Human Rights and the Emerging Right to Health

The European Court of Human Rights and the Emerging Right to Health

The ‘right to health’ is, perhaps unsurprisingly, absent from the European Convention on Human Rights. In a number ...
Pihl v Sweden: the ECtHR’s Unhelpful Preoccupation with Hate Speech

Pihl v Sweden: the ECtHR’s Unhelpful Preoccupation with Hate Speech

On 9 March 2017, the Third Section of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) declared inadmissible a complaint ...
Challenges of the EU’s Non-Accession to the ECHR – The Case of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo

Challenges of the EU’s Non-Accession to the ECHR – The Case of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo

In spite of its obligation under Art 6(2) of the Lisbon Treaty to accede to the ECHR, the EU has yet to do so. ...
Access to information in order to speak freely: Is this a right under the European Convention?

Access to information in order to speak freely: Is this a right under the European Convention?

If access to government information is “necessary” for you to investigate and communicate about matters of ...
Ahmed v United Kingdom: European Court of Human Rights Still Skirting Around Jury Bias

Ahmed v United Kingdom: European Court of Human Rights Still Skirting Around Jury Bias

The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) recently handed down its long-awaited admissibility decision in Ahmed ...
European Court of Human Rights to Consider Right to Education

European Court of Human Rights to Consider Right to Education

James Rooney is one of the Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellows. The Fellowship is a ...

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