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Applicants who alleged they had been deprived of their right of access to a court suffered no ECHR violations after Belgium declined to hear their tort case against the Holy See, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

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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). Leyla Polat, an Austrian national, became pregnant with her son Y.M. in 2006 and was told by doctors that her baby was l

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Russia failed to justify the lack of any opportunity for same-sex couples to have their relationship formally acknowledged, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has found. The court unanimously held that there had been a violation of Article 8 – right to respect for privat

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Complaints brought to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) by three women who underwent symphysiotomies in Irish maternity hospitals in the 1960s have been declared inadmissible. The unanimous decisions in the cases of LF v Ireland, KO'S. v Ireland and WM v Ireland are final. The cases were am

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A group of six children and young adults from Portugal are taking 33 countries, including the United Kingdom, to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) over the current climate change crisis. The group, whose ages range from eight to 21, are taking 33 countries to the ECtHR to ask that the court

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