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.
The Russian state likely assassinated rogue spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. In the case of Carter v Russia, the court held that there had been: unanimously, a failure by the Russian government to comply with their obligations under Ar
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
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
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
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
Palestine solidarity campaigners who were convicted and fined for promoting a boycott of Israeli products suffered a violation of their human rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. In today's Chamber judgment, only available in French, the court held unanimously that there had
Ireland's constitutional requirement for the president and Council of State members to make a declaration "in the presence of almighty God" is being challenged before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). A group including two TDs and a Senator have submitted to the court that Article 12.8 and
There is no effective remedy under Irish law for complaints about excessive length of proceedings, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. In today's Chamber judgment in the case of Keaney v Ireland, the court held unanimously that there had been a violation of Article 6 § 1 (righ
The PSNI breached a man's privacy rights by indefinitely retaining his personal data after his drink driving conviction was spent, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. Fergus Gaughran, from Newry, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in October 2008. He provided a breath sampl
Chief Justice Frank Clarke focused on Brexit and its challenges for Ireland in a historic address at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on the opening of the legal year. Mr Justice Clarke became the first Irish person to address the court opening on Friday, three decades after he last appear
Ireland's judge at the European Court of Human Rights has been elected as one of five section presidents. Síofra O'Leary began her two-year term as head of the court's fifth section at the start of the year.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that UK authorities fulfilled their duty to carry out an effective investigation into the killing of six military policemen in Iraq in 2003. John George Miller, whose son Corporal Simon Miller was among those killed, complained to the court that the inves
A man who challenged his dismissal by an NHS trust for stalking and harassment, on the basis it had availed itself of private material including WhatsApp data, has had his application unanimously declared inadmissible by the European Court of Human Rights. The case concerned George Garamukanwa&rsquo