Russia guilty of litany of ECHR violations against man who died in pre-trial detention

Russia violated the rights of an auditor charged with organised tax evasion who died in pre-trial detention in November 2009, judges in the European Court of Human Rights have unanimously ruled.

Published 28 August 2019

Paul Harvey: Problems with the Strasbourg Court are practical, not philosophical

Advocate Paul Harvey reflects on the third of Lord Sumption's Reith Lectures, in which the former Supreme Court justice takes the ECHR to task.

Published 7 June 2019

Judges in Netherlands refuse to extradite man to Britain over 'inhuman and degrading' prison conditions

Judges in the Netherlands have refused to extradite a suspected drugs smuggler to the UK over concerns that conditions at HMP Liverpool are "inhuman and degrading", the Liverpool Echo reports.

Published 13 May 2019

ECtHR rules again that UK's prisoner voting ban is unlawful

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled again that the UK's blanket ban preventing serving prisoners from voting represents a violation of article 3 of protocol No. 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) – the right to free elections.

Published 15 April 2019

ECtHR: Swiss authorities' attempt to extradite disabled former prisoner to Kosovo would violate article 8

There would be a violation of article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights if a man resident in Switzerland, who was convicted of rape and who is now disabled and dependent on his children, were to be expelled to Kosovo, judges in the European Court of Human Rights have unanimously ruled.

Published 10 April 2019

Refusal to impose civil liability on forum host for vulgar comments did not violate victim's article 8 rights

A woman in respect of whom vulgar comments were made on an internet forum suffered no violation of her article 8 right to respect for private life after a court refused to impose civil liability on the forum's host.

Published 19 March 2019

ECtHR: Judgment ordering lawyer to pay excessive damages to judge breached Article 10

A now-deceased lawyer who alleged a breach of his right to freedom of expression suffered a violation of his Article 10 rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 12 February 2019

European Court battle against UK's mass surveillance powers to be heard by Grand Chamber

The case against the UK government’s bulk surveillance powers will be heard by the highest chamber of Europe’s human rights court.

Published 6 February 2019

Amanda Knox suffered violation of ECHR rights during questioning over Meredith Kercher murder

Italy failed to provide proper legal representation to Amanda Knox, the American woman acquitted in 2015 of killing her British housemate, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

Published 24 January 2019

Human Rights Act under threat from UK government

The UK government has failed to give assurances that it will not repeal or replace the Human Rights Act – a stark contrast to its proclaimed commitment to "shared values of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms" – the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has stated.

Published 18 January 2019

ECtHR declares inadmissible application of man surveilled by insurance company to determine if claim was justified

An insured man who was surveilled by his insurance company to determine whether his claim for compensation was justified has had his application declared inadmissible by the European Court of Human Rights.

Published 18 January 2019

Azerbaijan: European Court win for journalist who faced sex-tape ordeal

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled in favour of an Azerbaijani journalist who was subject to a sex-tape smear campaign after investigating government corruption.

Published 11 January 2019