Case archive



ECtHR: Man detained under terror suspicions had human rights violated by Turkish authorities

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that the pre-trial detention of a man suspected of belonging to a terrorist organisation in Turkey was a violation of his human rights under Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

European Court of Human Rights 22 July 2021

ECtHR: Post-mortem examination of baby violated parents' humans rights

A post-mortem examination of a baby conducted against the wishes of his parents has been ruled a breach of Articles 8 and 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

European Court of Human Rights 21 July 2021

ECtHR: No breach of human rights for symphysiotomy victims in Ireland

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected the applications of three symphysiotomy victims in Ireland as being “manifestly ill-founded”.

European Court of Human Rights 14 December 2020

Strasbourg: Woman who challenged face veil ban suffered no discrimination

A woman who challenged a ban imposed by three Belgian municipalities on wearing clothing concealing the face in public suffered no discrimination, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

European Court of Human Rights 12 July 2017

Scot accused of murder to face trial in US after losing extradition battle at Strasbourg

A Scottish man accused of committing first-degree murder in Florida has had his complaints to Strasbourg that his Convention rights would be violated if he were extradited declared inadmissible.

European Court of Human Rights 11 July 2017

Strasbourg: Man whose laptop was seized without judicial authorisation suffered article 8 violation

In its Chamber judgment in the case of Trabajo Rueda v Spain the European Court of Human Rights held, by six votes to one, that there had been: a violation of article 8 (right to respect for private life) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

European Court of Human Rights 1 June 2017

Internal rules prohibiting visible wearing of religious signs do not constitute direct discrimination

An internal rule of an undertaking which prohibits the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled.

European Court of Human Rights 14 March 2017

Triple murderer and rapist Arthur Hutchinson suffered no violation of article 3, Strasbourg rules

A man who broke into a house and murdered a couple and their son before raping their daughter suffered no violation of his article 3 right – prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment – judges in the European Court of Human Rights have ruled by 14 votes to 3.

European Court of Human Rights 18 January 2017

Muslim parents whose daughters were refused mixed swimming exemption suffered no article 9 violations

Muslim parents in Switzerland whose daughters were refused an exemption from compulsory mixed swimming lessons by authorities suffered no violation of their article 9 rights (freedom of thought, conscience and religion), judges in the European Court of Human Rights have unanimously ruled.

European Court of Human Rights 10 January 2017

Arab Spring migrants held on Lampedusa in 2011 suffered Convention violations, rules Grand Chamber

Irregular migrants held in a centre on the island of Lampedusa in the wake of the Arab Spring suffered violations of their Convention rights, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously held.

European Court of Human Rights 15 December 2016

Slovenia lodges ECtHR application against Croatia

The government of Slovenia has lodged an application with the European Court of Human Rights over the actions of the Croatian judiciary and executive in relation to legal claims brought by a Slovenian bank.

European Court of Human Rights 21 October 2016

Couple suspected of tax evasion suffered no article 8 violation

A couple suspected of tax evasion whose home was searched did not suffer any violation of their article 8 rights, the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously held.

European Court of Human Rights 6 October 2016

British paedophile's unfair trial application 'manifestly ill-founded', rules Strasbourg

The unfair trial application of a convicted paedophile has been dismissed as "manifestly ill-founded" by the European Court of Human Rights as it vindicated the findings of the English Court of Appeal that the jury in his trial was impartial.

European Court of Human Rights 4 October 2016

European Court of Human Rights dismisses 'fair hearing' application of men found liable in trespass over Omagh bombing

The European Court of Human Rights has unanimously rejected the applications of two men found liable in trespass, following the Omagh bombing in 1998, who claimed they had not been given a fair hearing because the proceedings were essentially criminal in nature and because hearsay evidence of an undercover FBI agent was admitted.

European Court of Human Rights 29 September 2016

Three of four attempted London bombers’ article 6 rights not violated

In the Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Ibrahim and Others v. the United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights has held, by 15 votes to two, that there had been no violation of the rights of three applicants (Mr Ibrahim, Mr Mohammed and Mr Omar) under Article 6 §§ 1 and 3 (c) (right to a fair trial and right to legal assistance) of the European Convention on Human Rights. However, the court held, by 11 votes to six, that there had been a breach of those provisions in respect of the fourth applicant, Mr Abdurahman.

European Court of Human Rights 14 September 2016