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Karaahmed v. Bulgaria: The (In)Visible Racial and Religious Motivation of Violence NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Day, 4 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Karaahmed v. Bulgaria, a case recently decided at Strasbourg, concerned incidents arising from a demonstration by members and supporters of the political party “Ataka,” known for its views against Islam and its adherents. The place of the...
ECtHR Vindicates Hidden Camera’s Role in Watchdog Journalism NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 32 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Flutura Kusari, Ph.D. researcher at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University, and Nani Jansen, Legal Director of the Media Legal Defence Initiative. Haldimann and Others v. Switzerland, a decision of the European Cou...
Bélané Nagy v. Hungary: a self-standing right to obtain social benefits under the ECHR? NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Ingrid Leijten, Ph.D. researcher and lecturer at the Leiden University Faculty of Law, Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law. See also the post she wrote for Verfassungsblog.   Over the years, the Cou...
Third Party Interventions before the ECtHR: A Rough Guide NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Paul Harvey, a UK lawyer in the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights. This article is an edited version of a paper given at the European University Institute, Florence on 28 January 2015. The views expressed a...
Another episode in the Strasbourg saga on the Dublin System to determine the State Responsible for Asylum Applications NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Salvo Nicolosi, Postdoctoral Researcher at Ghent University’s Human Rights Centre. The recent decision in A.M.E. v. The Netherlands, issued by the European Court of Human Rights last 13 January 2015 and notified i...
The Results Are In: Poll on Best and Worst ECtHR Judgment of 2014 NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
With an impressive 1,000 votes cast, the time has come to announce the winners and losers of this year’s poll on the best and worst ECtHR judgment of 2014. We will not let the audience linger in anxious anticipation, but will get straight down...
Dubská and Krejzová v. Czech Republic: a ‘negative’ or ‘positive’ right to give birth at home? NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
In the case of Dubská and Krejzová v. Czech Republic, the Strasbourg Court had to pronounce itself on the regulation of home birth under Czech law. While on the one hand Czech law allowed for home births, on the other hand it prohibited...
The Fourth Section’s Curious Take on Article 10 in Petropavlovskis v. Latvia: Two Comments NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Corina Heri, Ph.D. researcher at the University of Zürich, Switzerland, and visiting researcher at the Human Rights Centre, Ghent University[1] In its recent judgment in Petropavlovskis v. Latvia, the European Cour...
Poll: Best and Worst ECtHR Judgment of 2014 NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 12 Minutes ago
In keeping with our annual tradition, we hereby kindly invite all our readers to cast their vote for the best and worst European Court of Human Rights judgment of the previous year, i.e. of 2014. 2014 was a year of many highs for the ECtHR,...
New publication: Less Restrictive Means & the Strasbourg Court NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 12 Minutes ago
First of all, a Happy New Year to you all, dear readers! As far as we are concerned, 2015 couldn’t have started better. We’re proud to announce the publication of the article “‘Don’t use a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut&rsq...
Impoverished “Family Life”: Its Problematic Pervasiveness at Strasbourg NEW
Strasbourg Observers 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 11 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 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 2 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 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 55 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 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 29 Minutes 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 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 7 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 Months, 4 Weeks, 18 Hours, 45 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 4 Months, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 20 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 Months, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 44 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 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 22 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 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 8 Hours, 37 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...