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There is no right to assisted dying under European human rights law, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled by a 6-1 majority. Dániel Karsai, a prominent human rights lawyer in Budapest, Hungary, unsuccessfully argued that the criminalisation of physician-assisted dying (PAD) violated h

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Russia violated the rights of a schoolteacher who was sacked in 2014 over social media posts including photos of her kissing other women, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The teacher, AK, began working as a music teacher in a state school for children with special needs in her home town

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Italy can lawfully reclaim a 2,000-year-old Greek statue from the Getty Museum in California, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. Victorious Youth has been at the centre of a legal row for years after Italy alleged it had been obtained illegally by the J Paul Getty Trust.

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Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh has been elected to serve as the next Irish judge on the European Court of Human Rights. The Court of Appeal judge was the overwhelming choice of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), with only a handful of votes cast yesterday for r

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The European Court of Human Rights has published a factsheet on past and pending cases concerning climate change. The document has been published following the Strasbourg court's landmark rulings yesterday on three climate cases. The applicants were successful in one of the cases, and unsuccessful i

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Switzerland is failing to meet its human rights obligations by not taking sufficient action to tackle climate change, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled in a landmark case. The Strasbourg court today handed down judgments in three landmark cases, which represented the first climate

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Judge Fergal Gaynor, Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh and Professor Colm Ó Cinnéide have been named as the candidates to succeed Judge Síofra O'Leary on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will next m

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A legal challenge brought by more than 250 sex workers against France's ban on the purchase of sex is to be heard by the European Court of Human Rights. The ECtHR today decided by a majority that the applications brought by 261 men and women who say they are "habitually engaged in prostitution, in a

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Russian protest band Pussy Riot suffered degrading treatment at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics when band members were whipped and pepper-sprayed by Cossack security forces, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. In yesterday's Chamber judgment in the case of Verzilov and Others v. Rus

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Caster Semenya, two-time 800m Olympic champion, faced discrimination due to rules requiring her to reduce her naturally high testosterone levels to continue competing, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. Ms Semenya has a condition causing higher testosterone levels than most women.

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Judge Síofra O'Leary, president of the European Court of Human Rights, will tonight deliver a lecture on Ireland's European connections at a government event marking St Brigid's Day. Her talk, which will focus on Ireland, the Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights, is t

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