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    1. 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 buffet of...

    2. 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 leaking...

    1. 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 to...

    2. 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 society...

    3. 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, under...

    4. 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 a...

    5. 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 not...

    6. 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 the...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 Yukos...

    9. 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 over...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 confirmation, by...

    12. 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 three-year...

    13. 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 been on...

    14. 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...

    15. 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, according...

    16. 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 SEC...

    17. 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 went...

    18. 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 showdown...

    19. 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 a...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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 release...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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 European...

    26. 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 decision to...

    27. 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 linked to...

    28. September 30, 2013

      Opinion: EU shares blame with Erdogan for loss of reform zeal

      Turkey’s 50-year dalliance with Europe, which turned into a formal engagement almost a decade ago when the EU gave the...

    29. July 25, 2013

      Khodorkovsky trial unfair, human rights court finds

      The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that aspects of the 2004-2005 trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former...

    30. July 9, 2013

      European Court rules whole-life jail terms breach human rights

      The UK’s whole-life jail sentences without the possibility of release or review breach human rights, European judges ruled...

    31. July 8, 2013

      Exit Abu Qatada

      Last weekend, after almost a decade of legal wrangling, one of Britain’s least loved residents finally left the country. Abu...

    32. May 1, 2013

      Ukraine trade deal

      The EU has for months wavered between carrot and stick in its dealings with Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s authoritarian...

    33. April 30, 2013

      European court says Tymoshenko jailing unlawful

      Ukraine’s pre-trial detention of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko in 2011 was “unlawful” and “arbitrary”, according to a...

    34. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2013

      Week ahead: April 29 - May 3

      A look at the week ahead from beyondbrics. Russia: death and inquests; Abe goes to Russia; the ADB’s annual meeting. Plus...

    35. April 22, 2013

      European court upholds UK political ad ban

      The UK can continue to ban paid political advertising after it narrowly won a case at the European Court of Human Rights on...

    36. April 3, 2013

      Jailed Ukrainian politician loses appeal

      A Ukrainian high court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of jailed opposition politician Yury Lutsenko, stoking tensions...

    37. FT Alphaville

      April 3, 2013

      Les holdouts misérables

      As the pari passu saga in New York rattles towards its end… (or is it?) The contest of wills and/or highly-paid lawyers...

    38. March 27, 2013

      France votes to scrap lèse-majesté law

      France is set to scrap its 19th century crime of lèse-majesté after the European Court of Human Rights condemed the...

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