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    1. August 25, 2015

      Italy struggles to pass gay rights law for same-sex couples

      Everything is ready for the wedding between Fabio and Franco, a young Italian gay couple. The announcement has been...

    2. August 13, 2015

      Azerbaijan jails human rights couple Leyla and Arif Yunus

      An Azerbaijani court on Thursday handed lengthy jail sentences to two of the country’s most prominent human rights...

    1. July 24, 2015

      Thousands of new mothers in UK forced to give up jobs

      Tens of thousands of new mothers are being forced out of their jobs each year in the UK, according to research that...

    2. June 15, 2015

      UK’s PM criticised for defending bill at Magna Carta anniversary

      David Cameron has marked the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta — the document that “changed the world” — with a...

    3. David Allen Green

      May 12, 2015

      Why repealing the Human Rights Act is not going to be easy

      The United Kingdom’s Conservative party no longer has to share power as part of a coalition. Now it has a majority in...

    4. May 11, 2015

      Conservative party sets sights on scrapping human rights act

      When the Conservatives return to parliament next week unshackled from coalition government, they will immediately fire...

    5. April 29, 2015

      Brussels takes a tougher line on Roma discrimination

      When Christian Mikova, a 10-year-old Czech Romani, was taken to a psychiatrist and told he had mental disabilities, his...

    6. April 21, 2015

      Australia’s migrant strategy unlikely to offer model for Europe

      As European leaders search for a response to a desperate migration crisis that has led to thousands of drownings in the...

    7. February 18, 2015

      UK admits spies broke human rights laws

      Secret policies for eavesdropping on private conversations between lawyers and their clients by British spy agencies do...

    8. February 18, 2015

      Poland agrees to pay 2 victims of CIA rendition

      Poland will be the first country to pay damages for participating in the US Central Intelligence Agency’s secret...

    9. February 10, 2015

      Voting ban violates UK prisoners’ rights

      The UK has violated the human rights of more than 1,000 prisoners by denying them the vote, according to a ruling by...

    10. October 7, 2014

      Frans Timmermans promises to slash EU red tape

      Frans Timmermans, the man who would likely oversee any UK renegotiation of its membership with the EU, laid out a...

    11. October 3, 2014

      David Cameron’s gift to the continent’s dark forces

      If David Cameron is to have a chance of winning next year’s general election, he needs to stop the Conservatives...

    12. October 3, 2014

      Tory resentment of Strasbourg comes to head

      The Tories have long resented the rulings of European human rights judges. On Friday they struck back. Announcing plans...

    13. October 2, 2014

      A human rights distortion that has harmed UK sovereignty

      The edifice of human rights law now in force in Britain traces its origins to our forebears’ efforts to reconstruct...

    14. October 2, 2014

      UK Conservative party set to defy Europe on human rights

      Britain will quit the European Court of Human Rights unless other countries agree to let the UK disregard its rulings,...

    15. September 22, 2014

      UBS to post €1.1bn bail in French tax case

      UBS will have to post €1.1bn bail to French investigators to cover a potential fine for alleged money laundering, after...

    16. David Allen Green

      September 16, 2014

      English judges, free expression, and the criminal law

      Another day, another case before the English courts where the issue is whether someone should face criminal liability...

    17. August 17, 2014

      Human rights reform unlikely ‘without leaving EU’

      Senior Conservatives’ desire to claw back human rights powers from Europe could prove unworkable unless the UK leaves...

    18. August 12, 2014

      UK prisoners lose case for damages over votes

      European judges have spared Britain from paying damages to prisoners whose human rights were violated because they were...

    19. July 31, 2014

      Moscow ordered to pay Yukos shareholders €1.9bn

      The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay €1.9bn ($2.5bn) in damages to shareholders of the defunct...

    20. July 17, 2014

      ‘British bill of rights’ moves up Tory agenda

      David Cameron’s Conservatives have long been calling on the prime minister to reassert the sovereignty of parliament...

    21. July 17, 2014

      Britain should stay inside the ECHR

      Ever since David Cameron promised to reclaim powers from Europe, many observers have wondered what the British prime...

    22. The World

      July 15, 2014

      Hague, Hammond, human rights and Europe

      By an accident of timing, William Hague’s departure from the Foreign Office has come on the same day as the...

    23. July 1, 2014

      European court backs French ban on burka

      The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France’s ban on the wearing of full-face veils in public, ending a...

    24. June 27, 2014

      Delusions and dangers in demands for the right to die

      Eighty-nine per cent of the French favour a right to “die with dignity”, a BVA poll found this week. The subject has...

    25. June 18, 2014

      Liechtenstein agrees to return Abacha’s stolen €167m to Nigeria

      Liechtenstein’s government has agreed to return to Nigeria €167m linked to the late General Sani Abacha, ending the...

    26. May 5, 2014

      Legal loopholes for David Cameron on EU treaty, says top lawyer

      David Cameron’s demands to renegotiate British membership of the EU would not necessarily require a treaty change,...

    27. FT Alphaville

      April 14, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, -The r’s of Piketty and Summers. - R vs. g, robots versus globalisation. - TED congratulating the...

    28. Westminster Blog

      March 26, 2014

      LIVE: Clegg vs Farage - The Europe debate

      With two months to go until the European elections, the leaders of the Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence Party...

    29. February 18, 2014

      Court overrules human rights objection on whole-life sentences

      The Court of Appeal says judges can continue to impose whole-life sentences on criminals, setting up a potential...

    30. January 28, 2014

      Irish victim of school sex abuse wins Strasbourg case

      A woman won a victory against Ireland at the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday in a primary school sexual abuse...

    31. January 14, 2014

      European court backs UK in Saudi torture case

      Four British men who allege that they were beaten, drugged – and in one case raped – cannot sue Saudi Arabia or its...

    32. January 1, 2014

      Pity the managers in religious disputes

      Last year ended as it began: with managers trapped in religious arguments. In January 2013 the European Court of Human...

    33. The World

      December 23, 2013

      Why Khodorkovsky's release does not herald change in Russia

      Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Getty) As Mikhail Khodorkovsky enters a fourth day of freedom in Berlin after his stunning...

    34. December 5, 2013

      Judiciary is right to take on Strasbourg

      Britain has long had a fraught relationship with many European institutions. Perhaps the most painful has been with the...

    35. The World

      November 5, 2013

      Gay marriage: the next battle over Irish social values

      (Getty) By Jamie Smyth, Ireland correspondent Ireland has decided to hold a referendum to change its constitution to...

    36. October 21, 2013

      European Court of Human Rights rules Spain must free Eta prisoner

      Spain could be forced to release dozens of prisoners belonging to the Basque separatist organisation Eta after the...

    37. beyondbrics

      October 16, 2013

      Guest post: merger of Russia's high courts, made in heaven?

      By Roman Khodykin of Berwin Leighton Paisner Last week, following the announcement of president Vladimir Putin’s...

    38. October 10, 2013

      Nigeria fights to recover Abacha funds from Liechtenstein

      Nigeria has embarked on an international campaign to press Liechtenstein into returning €185m of ill-gotten gains...

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