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Impoverished “Family Life”: Its Problematic Pervasiveness at Strasbourg NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Day, 18 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
At a time when family life takes increasingly diverse forms in Europe and elsewhere, the recent judgment in Senchishak v. Finland clings to the ideal of parents and minor children as the yardstick to determine the existence of family life at Str...
Vasilescu v. Belgium: The Same Old Belgian Song of Structural Deplorable Prison Conditions NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Week, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Rebecca Deruiter. PhD Researcher at the Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP), Ghent University [1] In its recent ruling in Vasilescu v. Belgium, the European Court of Human Rights convicted the...
Extra-territorial Jurisdiction & Flexible Human Rights Obligations: The Case of Jaloud v. the Netherlands NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Week, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Cedric De Koker, Phd Researcher, IRCP, Ghent University. With its judgment in the case of Jaloud v. the Netherlands, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has added another chapter to its growi...
Silencing the Voices of People with Disabilities: Recent Developments before the European Court of Human Rights NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours ago
This guest post was written by Constantin Cojocariu, human rights lawyer[1] Recently, I got involved in a case pending before the European Court of Human Rights – N. v. Romania – on behalf of a man diagnosed with schizophrenia, who claime...
Tarakhel v. Switzerland: Another Step in a Quiet (R)evolution? NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Nesa Zimmermann, Ph.D. candidate and teaching assistant at the University of Geneva, Switzerland (*) The Court’s recent ruling in Tarakhel v. Switzerland became famous almost before it was delivered. The case has...
Announcement: Event on Whistleblowing in Europe NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Weeks, 20 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
We are proud to announce – on very short notice – an exciting event on whistleblowing in Europe, organized in Ghent by our Human Rights Centre colleagues Dirk Voorhoof and Flutura Kusari. The event links in neatly with Dirk Voorhoof&rsquo...
Whistleblower Protection for Journalist Who Alarmed Public Opinion about Censorship on TV NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
by Dirk Voorhoof (UGent) A recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights once more illustrates the need for strict scrutiny by the Strasbourg Court in order to keep up the standards of media freedom and the right of freedom of expression and...
The Dangerous Implications of the “Naked Rambler” Case: On FEMEN Activists and Throwing Paint on Atatürk Statues NEW
Strasbourg Observers 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 15 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 1 Month, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 54 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 Month, 1 Week, 10 Hours, 9 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 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 47 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 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 24 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 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 23 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, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 3 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 2 Months, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 37 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 2 Months, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 19 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 2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 50 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 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 18 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 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 45 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 3 Months, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 10 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...