Austria’s far-right puts into question international rights conventions

By |januar 24th, 2019|Alexander van der Bellen, Austria, ECHR, far right, FPO, Herbert Kickl, human rights, News, OVP, rule of law, Sebastian Kurz, SPÖ|

Austria’s far-right Interior Minister Herbert Kickl was accused by the opposition of threatening the rule of law Wednesday (23 January) after he appeared to call into question Austria’s commitment to international rights conventions. In comments on Austrian public television on Tuesday evening Kickl,...

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At tense Ankara news conference, EU rebukes Turkey over detentions

By |november 23rd, 2018|ECHR, EU-Turkey, Federica Mogherini, human rights, Johannes Hahn, Kurds, Mevlut Cavusoglu, News, press freedom, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Selahattin Demirtas|

Top EU officials rebuked Turkey on Thursday (22 November) over its arrests of journalists and academics and the long pre-trial detention of a Kurdish politician, holding a forthright press conference with Turkey’s foreign minister in Ankara that quickly turned tense.

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European court says Navalny was a political prisoner

By |november 15th, 2018|Alexei Navalny, ECHR, human rights, News, Russia, Vladimir Putin|

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday (15 November) that Russia’s repeated arrests and detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically-motivated and breached his human rights, a decision certain to displease the Kremlin.

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UK guilty of human rights abuse, ECHR finds in groundbreaking surveillance case

By |september 14th, 2018|Britain, data protection, ECHR, England, European Court of Human Rights, GCHQ, News, Spying, surveillance, UK, United Kingdom|

GCHQ, the British government's intelligence and security organisation, has breached human rights in its mass surveillance programme, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said in a landmark ruling on Thursday (13 September).

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EU faces legal ‘turf war’ on controversial religious freedom cases

By |september 15th, 2017|Abortion, ECHR, ECJ, Ellinor Grimmark, headscarf, News, religious freedom, Sweden|

Freedom to live by the values of religious faith is protected in the EU treaties under Article 10 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. But it remains a legal grey area across the EU.

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Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn’t violate rights

By |avgust 18th, 2017|civil rights, ECHR, European Convention on Human Rights, gay marriage, homophobia, Leo Varadkar, LGBT rights, News, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom|

Northern Ireland's refusal to recognise same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday (17 August), in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.

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European human rights court to rule on extremist online videos

By |julij 20th, 2017|Belgium, ECHR, Facebook, Fouad Belkacem, Google, ISIS, Islam, Jihad, News, YouTube|

Europe's top human rights court will rule on Thursday (19 July) whether online videos considered by a Belgian court to be Islamist hate speech should be allowed under free speech provisions.

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Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium

By |julij 12th, 2017|Belgium, Burka, ECHR, Islam, Molenbeek, News, Niqab, Samia Belcacem, Women, Yamina Oussar|

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday (11 July) upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public, calling the restriction "necessary in a democratic society".

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Turkey’s opposition leader launches ECHR appeal as he marches to Istanbul

By |julij 4th, 2017|authoritarian regime, CHP, ECHR, EU-Turkey relations, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, News, Turkey, Turkish coup|

Turkey's main opposition leader launched a European court appeal today (4 July) over an April vote that granted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sweeping powers, stepping up his challenge to the government as he leads a 425 kilometre (265 mile) protest march.

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