March 18, 2014
by Ann Schober
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" ...[read more]
February 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
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 ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
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 ...[read more]
January 10, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
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 ...[read more]
January 8, 2014
by Peter Snyder
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 ( ...[read more]
December 17, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
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 ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
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 ...[read more]
November 15, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Spanish National Court on Thursday ordered the release of 13 members of the Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) in compliance with a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling made last month. In its ruling, the ECHR determined that Ines del Rio Prada "served a longer term of ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday called on the Turkish government to investigate the bombing of two villages that killed 33 civilians in 1994. A unanimous court issued its preliminary judgment, finding Turkey in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights for the death ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Spain's National Court in Madrid on Friday ordered nine imprisoned members of the Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) released in compliance with a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling made last month. In its order, the court determined that the case of the nine ETA ...[read more]

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