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Biao: Danish family reunification policy does not violate the prohibition of discrimination NEW
Strasbourg Observers 5 Days, 6 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
This post was written by Nadia Ismaili, Ph.D. researcher at the migration law section of the Free University Amsterdam (*) On 25 March 2014 the second chamber of the European Court of Human Rights handed down its judgment in the case of Biao v. Denma...
Vuckovic and others v. Serbia: is the Court getting stricter on the requirement to invoke the substance of the complaint domestically? NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Week, 6 Days, 33 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. On 25 March the Grand Chamber delivered its j...
Finnish journalist’s arrest, detention, prosecution and conviction for disobeying a police order during a demonstration does not violate Article 10 NEW
Strasbourg Observers 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 48 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Dirk Voorhoof*. In the case of Pentikäinen v. Finland the European Court found that a Finnish press photographer’s conviction for disobeying the police while covering a demonstration did not breach his freedo...
Abdu v. Bulgaria – Yet another case of racist violence before the Court! NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Mathias Möschel, post-doctoral researcher at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. (*) Abdu v. Bulgaria deals with a fact pattern which the Court has seen many times over the past fifteen years:...
Poll: Best and Worst ECtHR Judgment of 2013 – The Winners! NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Now that a little over a month has passed since the opening of the polls and over 250 votes have been cast, it is time to announce the winners – and ‘winners’ – in the categories of best and worst ECtHR judgment of 2013! In th...
The State’s Duty to Protect Children from Abuse: Justice in Strasbourg in O’Keeffe v. Ireland NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Professor Ursula Kilkelly. Professor Kilkelly is Director of the Child Law Clinic at the Faculty of Law of University College Cork, Ireland (see more info below the post, at *). On 28 January 2014, the Grand Chamber of...
And the question still remains: when is it allowed to use tear gas or pepper spray? NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 16 Hours ago
This post was written by Sophie Forrez. Sophie is a Ph.D. Researcher at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. She works on a project on the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights in the Belgian legal order in the early years of the...
Vulnerability and Economic Abuse in Domestic Violence Reasoning: T.M. and C.M. v. Moldova NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
T.M. and C.M. v. Moldova is one of the latest instances of domestic authorities’ passivity in protecting women against domestic violence. At the root of this passivity was a failure to understand the seriousness and extent of the problem and it...
Sargsyan v Azerbaijan: Hot issues in frozen conflicts NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
This post was written by Stuart Wallace, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nottingham. His research addresses the application of the ECHR to domestic and extra-territorial military operations. You can follow him on Twitter @echrhawk. The ECtHR rec...
Nel nome del padre (in the name of the father): the Court on the transmission of the father’s surname (Cusan and Fazzo v. Italy) NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Yaiza Janssens, PhD researcher and teaching/research assistant at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. Yaiza works on a project on the regulation of sexism in Belgian Law. Cusan and Fazzo v. Italy concerned a ch...
Poll: Best and Worst ECtHR Judgment of 2013 NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Following the success of last year’s poll on the best and worst ECtHR judgment of 2012, we are hereby inviting all our readers to vote for the new edition: the best and worst ECtHR judgment of 2013. The poll is intended as a celebrati...
Shitting in ‘closed’ overall not ‘degrading’ according to Strasbourg Court NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
If you look up the word ‘degrading’ in the dictionary, chances are that you find a picture there of a person who cannot help shitting him- or herself. In the case of Lindström and Mässeli v. Finland, the Strasbourg Court however...
In the Footsteps of Jakóbski v. Poland but Adding Obstacles to the Road: Vartic v. Romania NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 32 Minutes ago
When it comes to the accommodation of religious dietary requirements of detainees, it is clear that the European Court of Human Rights is adopting an inclusive approach. The case of Jakóbski v. Poland (2010) was considered a landmark case in t...
New publication: Shaping Rights in the ECHR NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
We are happy to announce the publication of the book “Shaping Rights in the ECHR – The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Determining the Scope of Human Rights”, edited by Eva Brems and Janneke Gerards, and published by C...
ECtHR extends its case law on the right to information on health risks under Article 8 NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Months, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 10 Minutes 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. Over the years, the ECtHR has gradually built its jurisp...
Human Rights Centre Supports Request for Referral to the Grand Chamber in Delfi AS v. Estonia NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Months, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
We are proud to announce the novel step taken by the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University to, upon the initiative of Professor Dirk Voorhoof, express our strong support for the request for referral to the Grand Chamber in the freedom of expression...
New publications: Vulnerability in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Months, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
As we announced earlier, Lourdes Peroni and I have  written an article together which analyzes the development of the vulnerable group concept in the Strasbourg case law. I am happy to say that this article has now been published as: Lourdes Per...
Vallianatos and Others v. Greece: What is in there for Lithuania? NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Natalija Bitiukova* Is it possible that having a discriminatory law allowing civil partnerships only for different-sex couples is better than having no law at all? After the Grand Chamber released its judgment in Vallia...
Criminal conviction for denying the existence of the Armenian “genocide” violates freedom of expression NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Dirk Voorhoof*. The post is a shortened version of an original contribution by the same author, which first appeared on the ECHR Blog. It is reproduced here, in shortened version, with permission and thanks. In Perin&cc...
The application of the European Convention on Human Rights to the case of Leonarda Dibrani NEW
Strasbourg Observers 4 Months, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Georgios Milios* On October 9 2013, Leonarda Dibrani, a 15-years old Roma girl, was arrested by the French police in front of her teachers and classmates and deported to Kosovo along with her parents and five...