European Convention on Human Rights

The Reach of the ECHR: A Reply to Eirik Bjorge

The Reach of the ECHR: A Reply to Eirik Bjorge

I thank Eirik Bjorge for reading our recent report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving our Armed Forces from Defeat by ...
A Comment on the Report Clearing the Fog of Law

A Comment on the Report Clearing the Fog of Law

In the Policy Exchange report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving Our Armed Forces from Defeat by Judicial Diktat, ...
S.A.S v France: Controlling Identities in European Liberal Democracies

S.A.S v France: Controlling Identities in European Liberal Democracies

As discussed in previous posts, the ECtHR decided in S.A.S v France that the French criminal law ban on face ...
A Duty to Prosecute Hate Speech under the European Convention on Human Rights?

A Duty to Prosecute Hate Speech under the European Convention on Human Rights?

Freedom of expression is “one of the essential foundations of any democratic society” (Handyside) and recent ...
Hutchinson v UK – A Change in Direction on Whole Life Orders?

Hutchinson v UK – A Change in Direction on Whole Life Orders?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled in Hutchinson v UK that the imposition of a ‘whole life ...
Brighton and Beyond – Where Next for the European Convention on Human Rights?

Brighton and Beyond – Where Next for the European Convention on Human Rights?

Two reports have been released which shine a spotlight on the relationship between national authorities ...
UK vs ECtHR: The Prisoner Voting Saga Continues

UK vs ECtHR: The Prisoner Voting Saga Continues

On 12 August 2014, the Fourth Section Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Firth and others held yet ...
Property Rights, Pension Claims, and the Problematic Features of the ECtHR’s Proportionality Review

Property Rights, Pension Claims, and the Problematic Features of the ECtHR’s Proportionality Review

Although less mind-blowing than other recent Strasbourg judgments, the case of Stefanetti and Others v. Italy is ...
Hämäläinen v Finland: The Transgender Divorce Requirement in Strasbourg

Hämäläinen v Finland: The Transgender Divorce Requirement in Strasbourg

In the landmark 2002 decision, Goodwin v United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”), citing an ...
Professor Frances Raday Comments on SAS v France

Professor Frances Raday Comments on SAS v France

In the Grand Chamber judgment in the case of S.A.S. v. France, the European Court of Human Rights held, by a ...
SAS v France in Context: the margin of appreciation doctrine and protection of minorities

SAS v France in Context: the margin of appreciation doctrine and protection of minorities

In SAS v France the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found that a French law ...
Conform or be confined: S.A.S. v France

Conform or be confined: S.A.S. v France

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on 1st July that France’s ban on face coverings, known as the burqa-ban, ...

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