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The Dangerous Implications of the “Naked Rambler” Case: On FEMEN Activists and Throwing Paint on Atatürk Statues NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Days, 10 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
By Stijn Smet On 28 October 2014, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the numerous convictions of Mr. Stephen Peter Gough – better known as “the naked rambler” – for insisting on appearing naked in public at all time...
Imposing Costs on Newspaper in Successful Source-Protection Case Did Not Violate Article 10 NEW
Strasbourg Observers 6 Days, 8 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
By Ronan Ó Fathaigh In the summer of 2009, the Irish supreme court issued a landmark opinion, overturning an order issued against a newspaper to answer questions about a leaked document it had received from an anonymous source. However, four m...
Conviction of journalist for reporting about sex abuses in a Christian rehabilitation centre violated Article 10 ECHR NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Week, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
By Flutura Kusari * and Dirk Voorhoof ** In Erla Hlynsdottir v. Iceland (no. 2), an Icelandic journalist had been convicted for defamation after reporting that the director of a Christian rehabilitation centre and his wife had been involved in sex ga...
Blanket ban on the right of military personnel to form and join a trade union violates Article 11 ECHR NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Isabelle Van Hiel, PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant at the social law section of the Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law of the Law Faculty of Ghent University. In two recent cases of 2 October 2...
Religious signs in public schools: Belgian Council of State shows judicial bravery NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Co-authored by Yousra Benfquih* and Saïla Ouald Chaib** As in many other countries in Europe, the wearing of religious signs has been the topic of heated debate in Belgium. This has been the case for public servants, teachers, employees in priva...
Jeunesse v. the Netherlands: Quiet Shifts in Migration and Family Life Jurisprudence? NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Readers familiar with the Court’s case law on family life and immigration will know that applicants’ chances of success are slim if family life was formed at a time when those involved knew that the migration status of one of them was suc...
Ivinović v. Croatia: legal capacity and the (missing) call for supportive decision-making NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 36 Minutes ago
  Valeska David is a PhD Researcher at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University and a member of the Research Network “The Global Challenge of Human Rights Integration: Towards a Users’ Perspective.” We have all hea...
Mocanu v. Romania: do large-scale human rights violations justify only a mild admissibility test? NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Helena De Vylder, Ph.D. researcher at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. Her research focuses on admissibility criteria in regional human rights systems. Mocanu and others v Romania fits in a series of cases i...
A Different Perspective on Hassan v. United Kingdom: A Reply to Frederic Bernard NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Cedric De Koker, Phd Researcher, Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP), Ghent University. On the 16th September 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) rendered its...
Mansur Yalçın v. Turkey: religious education and the (easy) way out NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Yousra Benfquih, FWO aspirant, PhD Fellow Research Foundation Flanders at the University of Antwerp. In the case of Mansur Yalçın v. Turkey, 14 Turkish nationals living in Istanbul who are adherents of the A...
Deprivation of liberty in armed conflicts: the Strasbourg Court’s attempt at reconciling human rights law and international humanitarian law in Hassan v. UK NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 19 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
This guest blog post was written by Frederic Bernard, Lecturer at the University of Geneva, Global Studies Institute, and Attorney-at-law admitted to the Geneva Bar. The fragmentation of international law has been for some time the subject of in-dept...
NEW BOOK: “The Experiences of Face Veil Wearers in Europe and the Law” (E. Brems ed.) NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
We are happy to announce the publication of a new book entitled “The Experiences of Face Veil Wearers in Europe and the Law” edited by prof. Eva Brems and published by Cambridge University Press. This book, unique in its kind, unites empi...
Symposium ‘(How) Should the European Court of Human Rights Resolve Conflicts between Human Rights’ NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 43 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 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 27 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 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 8 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 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 5 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 Months, 3 Weeks, 15 Hours, 23 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 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 24 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 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 24 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 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 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...