European Convention on Human Rights

Secretary of State for the Home Department v SC: Discrimination on Grounds of Criminality

Secretary of State for the Home Department v SC: Discrimination on Grounds of Criminality

Image description: the UK border with cars queuing to cross SC, a Jamaican National, was granted refugee status in 2003. In the proceeding years, he was convicted of a number...
Discriminatory Ground in Abortion Law Under Consideration by the Court of Appeal

Discriminatory Ground in Abortion Law Under Consideration by the Court of Appeal

Image description: Stack of reports entitled ‘Human Rights and Democracy’ with a photograph of a woman and baby on the cover Let’s say I told you that the law provides...
Interim Relief under the ECHR – Getting the Facts Right

Interim Relief under the ECHR – Getting the Facts Right

Image description: a plane on the runway. Since its announcement, the Conservative government’s policy to remove asylum seekers to Rwanda before considering their asylum application has generated deep concern amongst...
Minority associations win repeated victories in Strasbourg but will Greece ever comply with the relevant judgments? – Part II

Minority associations win repeated victories in Strasbourg but will Greece ever comply with the relevant judgments? – Part II

Image Description: A picture of the Strasbourg Court These judgments (referred to in Part I of the post) also make clear that the exceptions in Article 11(2) ECHR are fully...
Minority associations win repeated victories in Strasbourg but will Greece ever comply with the relevant judgments? – Part I

Minority associations win repeated victories in Strasbourg but will Greece ever comply with the relevant judgments? – Part I

Image Description: A picture of the Strasbourg Court Like any other European state, Greece is home to ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities. That their members complain – domestically and in...
Case C-673/20 EP v Préfet du Gers: The Stripping of the Right to Vote

Case C-673/20 EP v Préfet du Gers: The Stripping of the Right to Vote

Image description: the Court of Justice of the European Union Ruling of the CJEU After the request for a preliminary ruling from the French tribunal lodged in 2020, the Court...
Proposed Reforms to the UK Human Rights Act

Proposed Reforms to the UK Human Rights Act

Image description: A UK official stands at a podium with a banner behind reading ‘Human Rights and Democracy’ In December 2021, the UK Government released its consultation document proposing changes...
Twitter, Elon Musk, and “Free Speech”

Twitter, Elon Musk, and “Free Speech”

Image Description: Elon Musk giving a speech. Last week, a large company was acquired by a very rich man, and depending on who you ask, this is either the end...
COVID-19, Care Homes and the Right to Life: A Hollow Victory for Human Rights?

COVID-19, Care Homes and the Right to Life: A Hollow Victory for Human Rights?

In a high-profile judgment, the High Court found that the British Government’s decision to discharge hospital patients into care homes at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic was unlawful as...
Unequal Protection for LGBT+ Victims of Domestic Abuse

Unequal Protection for LGBT+ Victims of Domestic Abuse

Image description: A group of people, men and women, whose photos are arranged in a grid. Many of them bear injuries to the face. The square at the centre of...
Visas for Surrogates: Acknowledging Familial Bonds between Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Children

Visas for Surrogates: Acknowledging Familial Bonds between Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Children

Image Description: Surrogate parents attending the birth of the child in the hospital with the gestational mother. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought into focus the vulnerabilities of surrogates gestating...
Leigh v Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis: Fundamental Rights during COVID

Leigh v Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis: Fundamental Rights during COVID

Image description: Large collection of lit candles amidst darkness In Leigh v Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis [2022] EWHC 527, the High Court ruled that the Metropolitan Police...

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