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Symposium ‘(How) Should the European Court of Human Rights Resolve Conflicts between Human Rights’ NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Days, 20 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
I am very pleased to announce the Symposium ‘(How) Should the European Court of Human Rights Resolve Conflicts between Human Rights’, which will be organised by the Human Rights Centre in Ghent on 16 October 2014. The event will bring tog...
Belgium violated the ECHR by extraditing a terrorist to the USA despite an interim measure by the Strasbourg Court: Trabelsi v. Belgium NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Week, 16 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
The Trabelsi case is noteworthy for two reasons. Firstly, because of the blatant disregard by Belgium of the interim measure issued by the European Court of Human Rights. Secondly, because of the application of the reasoning from Vinter v. UK –...
Landmark European Court Decision Sends Clear Message on Ending Impunity for European Complicity in CIA Torture NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Amrit Singh. Amrit Singh is Senior Legal Officer for National Security and Counterterrorism at the Open Society Justice Initiative and acted as counsel in al Nashiri v. Poland. In the woods, about 160 kilometres north o...
Occupational Health in the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights: Brincat v. Malta NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Week, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
This guest blog post was written by Elena Sychenko, Ph.D. student at the University of Catania, Law Faculty, Labour Law Department. On 24 July, the European Court of Human Rights announced its judgment in Brincat and Others v. Malta (the Brincat case...
Seminar Announcement: Law’s Imagining of Religion NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The Strasbourg Observers are back from a summer break with an exciting announcement: the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University organizes a seminar entitled “Law’s Imagining of Religion: A Debate across Disciplines.” The semin...
The multifaceted and crucial role played by NGOs at the European Court of Human Rights NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Laura Van den Eynde, Doctoral Researcher at Université libre de Bruxelles. (*) On 17 and 24 July 2014, the European Court of Human Rights decided three cases, one against Romania concerning the death of a mentall...
M.E. v. Sweden: Back to The Closet NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
This guest post is written by Sander Steendam.   In M.E. v. Sweden, the fifth section of the Strasbourg Court has ruled that requiring aliens to temporarily return to their home country and hide their sexual orientation pending family reunion is...
Mennesson v. France and Labassee v. France: Surrogate motherhood across borders NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Liesbet Pluym, PhD candidate at Ghent University. Surrogate motherhood is a complex phenomenon which can lead to many different human right questions: would the absolute prohibition of surrogacy in domestic laws be in a...
Making subsidiarity work: Struggling with procedural review – A.K. v. Latvia NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 6 Days, 23 Hours ago
The applicant in AK v Latvia is unhappy with the fact that she gave birth to a daughter with Down’s syndrome. She claims that the she was denied access to important medical information in the form of an antenatal screening test owing to neglige...
S.A.S. v. France as a problematic precedent NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
As this blog already features an excellent post on SAS v France, this is a brief contribution, with a specific focus, namely SAS v France as a problematic precedent beyond the issue of the face veil and even beyond religious freedom cases. I shall fo...
The European Court of Human Rights has spoken … again. Does Turkey listen? NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Dr Elena Katselli, Senior Lecturer in Law at Newcastle Law School Thirteen years have elapsed since the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECtHR) judgment in Cyprus v Turkey in which the Court found Turkey responsib...
A Lesson for Applicants: Don’t Agree to a Relinquishment to the Grand Chamber (S.A.S. v. France Part 2) NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Ronan Ó Fathaigh* is a PhD researcher at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. I have just read the judgment in S.A.S. v. France, where the 17-judge Grand Chamber of the European Court held that the face-v...
S.A.S. v. France: Missed Opportunity to Do Full Justice to Women Wearing a Face Veil NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
By Saïla Ouald Chaib and Lourdes Peroni This week, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights published its long-expected judgment in S.A.S. v. France. The case concerns the ban on the wearing of face veils in the public space. Alth...
Neighbourly Murders* , Forced Forgetting and European Justice – Marguš v Croatia NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Carole Lyons, Law School, RGU, Scotland On 27 May 2014, a Grand Chamber of the ECtHR, in Margus v Croatia, pronounced upon the contentious issue of the use of amnesties in post-conflict settings. The case concerned a Cr...
Fernández Martínez v. Spain: The Grand Chamber Putting the Breaks on the ‘Ministerial Exception’ for Europe? NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Recently, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights delivered its eagerly awaited judgment in Fernández Martínez v. Spain. The case concerned the refusal to renew the contract of a teacher of Catholic religion and ethics i...
Education in prison: right to education only protects access in case of ‘existing’ educational facilities (Velyo Velev v. Bulgaria) NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
In Velyo Velev v. Bulgaria, the Court found a violation of the right to education (Article 2 Protocol 1) in a case concerning the refusal to allow a prisoner to enrol in a secondary school operating inside the prison. While the judgment should be hai...
McDonald v. the United Kingdom: A step forward in addressing the needs of persons with disabilities through Article 8 ECHR NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Marijke De Pauw, Ph.D. Researcher at the Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism Research Group (FRC) of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her research is part of the research network “The Global Challenge of Human Rig...
Stensholt v. Norway: Why single judge decisions undermine the Court’s legitimacy NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Helena De Vylder. Helena is a Ph.D. Researcher at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. Her research concerns admissibility criteria in regional human rights systems. Apart from the new admissibility requirement...
German Court Injunction Banning Political Leaflet Violated Article 10: Brosa v. Germany NEW
Strasbourg Observers 4 Months, 3 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Ronan Ó Fathaigh* and Dirk Voorhoof** In a victory for free expression, the European Court has ruled that a court-imposed injunction banning a political activist from distributing leaflets targeting a political c...
A missed opportunity: how the Court’s judgment is commendable for seeking to protect religious minorities but nevertheless wide of the mark NEW
Strasbourg Observers 4 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 1 Minute ago
This guest post was written by Lieselot Verdonck. Lieselot is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Human Rights Centre, Faculty of Law of Ghent University. More information on the author can be found here. The relationship between State and Church has always dra...