EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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Europe rights court rules against Russia practice of caging defendants
July 18, 2014
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ordered Russia to pay damages in the amount of ?16,000 (USD $22,000) within the next three months for placing defendants in metal cages during trial. This is the first case involving the use of cages in Russian trials to reach the Grand Cha....... [more]

Europe rights court upholds conviction of Croatia war criminal
May 29, 2014
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld the conviction of former Croatian army commander Fred Margus on Wednesday. Margus challenged his 2007 conviction for war crimes against civilians during the 1990s Yugoslav wars. Charges initially brought against Margus were terminated in 1997 under t....... [more]

Europe rights court orders Turkey pay 90 million euros to Cyprus for 1974 invasion
May 13, 2014
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Monday ordered Turkey to pay ?90 million (USD $123 million) to Cyprus for invading the island in 1974. Thirty million euros are to be paid in damages to relatives of the missing, and ?60 million have been allocated for residents of the Karpas....... [more]

India Supreme Court bans bull fighting festival
May 7, 2014
The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday banned a version of bull fighting in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu is an annual festival in which thousands of men chase the bulls to grab prizes tied to their horns. The court found that the use of bulls in the festival "severely harmed" the animal....... [more]

Europe rights court condemns Turkey for treatment of jailed Kurdish rebel leader
March 18, 2014
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday condemned Turkey for violating the rights of Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The court found that Ocalan, imprisoned on the Turkish island of Imarli since 1999, had been subjected to "inhuman" condition....... [more]

UK appeals court upholds life sentences despite ECHR ruling
February 18, 2014
A panel of five judges for the UK Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that UK laws do allow for whole life prison sentences, despite a July European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling finding whole life sentences violate human rights, unless there is a system that requires parole review. In Tuesday's rul....... [more]

Europe rights court rules Ireland failed to protect students from child abuse
January 28, 2014
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled 11-6 on Tuesday that the state of Ireland is liable for the sexual abuse of a schoolgirl, aged nine, by a lay teacher in an Irish National School in 1973. Louise O'Keeffe brought the case to the European rights court after the Ireland high court ruled....... [more]

Europe rights court orders Russia to pay families of Chechen disappearances
January 10, 2014
The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Thursday that Russia must pay 1.9 million euros, or $2.6 million, to the families of 36 Chechen men who disappeared between 2000 and 2006. The court found that Russia was in violation of Articles 2, 3, 5 and 13 of the European Convention on Human....... [more]

Europe rights court rules Italian children can have mother's surname
January 8, 2014
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Wednesday that children of married couples in Italy must be allowed to carry their mother's surname. The court found that restricting a child's surname to that of its father violated Article 8 (right to respect for private and family) and Article 14 (p....... [more]

Europe rights court: criminal conviction for Armenian genocide denial unjustified
December 17, 2013
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that prosecutions for denying that the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 was a genocide are an attack on freedom of expression. The court calledthe right to openly discuss questions of a sensitive and controversial nature one o....... [more]

Bosnia court releases war crimes convicts following Europe rights court ruling
November 19, 2013
The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) state war crimes court on Tuesday released 10 prisoners connected to war crimes committed during the Bosnian Civil War following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Six of these individuals were convicted of genocide for their roles in the Srebren....... [more]




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