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