European Convention on Human Rights

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 “obvious
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 ...
Joint Committee on Human Rights Calls on UK Government to Justify ‘Presumption to Derogate’

Joint Committee on Human Rights Calls on UK Government to Justify ‘Presumption to Derogate’

The UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has written to the Secretary of State for Defence, ...
Analysing Proposals for a ‘Presumption to Derogate’ from Human Rights Laws in Armed Conflicts

Analysing Proposals for a ‘Presumption to Derogate’ from Human Rights Laws in Armed Conflicts

On 4 October 2016, The Guardian reported that the UK Government will introduce plans to suspend the application of ...
The ‘Burkini Ban’ – A Red Line even for the European Court of Human Rights?

The ‘Burkini Ban’ – A Red Line even for the European Court of Human Rights?

The decision of several authorities in France to prohibit the wearing of the burkini on public beaches has caused ...
European Court of Human Rights Rules on Greek Debt Restructuring

European Court of Human Rights Rules on Greek Debt Restructuring

There is a seemingly endless stream of cases originating from the Greek crisis, which has preoccupied the national,

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