European Convention on Human Rights

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 order’
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 (especially
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 an
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 prohibiting
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, ...
European Legal Aid in a Domestic Framework – Part Two

European Legal Aid in a Domestic Framework – Part Two

As hinted in yesterday’s post, under section 4 of LASPO, The Lord Chancellor provided guidance on how to decide ...
A European Right to Legal Aid? Part One

A European Right to Legal Aid? Part One

A key aspect of the Government’s reform agenda regarding civil legal aid is the restriction, set out in Schedule 1 ...
McDonald v UK: The ECtHR on Social Care Provision

McDonald v UK: The ECtHR on Social Care Provision

So did Ms McDonald OBE, former ballerina, win her case in the European Court of Human Rights (McDonald v UK) or ...
Cyprus v Turkey: Arming the European Court against States’ Complacency?

Cyprus v Turkey: Arming the European Court against States’ Complacency?

The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) recently handed down judgment in Cyprus v Turkey. This case, the first

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