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Mennesson v. France and Labassee v. France: Surrogate motherhood across borders NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Week, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 27 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 1 Week, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 4 Minutes 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 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 50 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 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 44 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 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 7 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 3 Weeks, 11 Hours, 59 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 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 32 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 1 Month, 1 Day, 48 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 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 9 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 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 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 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 18 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 2 Months, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 15 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 2 Months, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 5 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. The relationship between State and Church has always dra...
Strasbourg Court fails to adequately protect trade union freedom: secondary strike action only considered to be an ‘accessory’ aspect of Article 11 (R.M.T. v. UK) NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
According to the Strasbourg Court’s established case law, the right to strike action is protected by Article 11 ECHR (e.g. Enerji Yapi-Yol Sen v. Turkey), which more generally protects the right of trade unions to strive for the protection of t...
Financial considerations in an expulsion case? NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
In Palanci v. Switzerland – an expulsion case – the Court held against the applicant his unsuccessful business efforts and the time that authorities needed to process his asylum and residence permit applications. Mr. Palanci is a Turkish...
If you can’t stand the heat, don’t turn up the oven: Strasbourg Court expands tolerance for criticism of xenophobia to criticism of homophobia NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
This post was written by Sander Steendam, Ph.D. Researcher at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. Sander works on the IAP project ‘The Global Challenge of Human Rights Integration: Towards a Users’ Perspective’. In his...
Lawyer-client confidentiality at risk following Strasbourg’s decision in Öcalan v. Turkey NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Months, 4 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Daniel Machover, Charles Kuhn and Christopher Honnery, respectively Head of the Civil Litigation Department, In-house Criminal and Regulatory Barrister, and Legal Researcher at Hickman and Rose.   The European Cour...
Biao: Danish family reunification policy does not violate the prohibition of discrimination NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Months, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 5 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 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Hours, 29 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 Months, 17 Hours, 44 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...