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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. FT Alphaville

    March 18, 2013

    Delaying the not inevitable [updated]


  34. February 5, 2013

    Polish dismay over CIA ‘torture’ papers

    Polish authorities have reacted with dismay to a decision by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to declassify...

  35. January 17, 2013

    ‘Could my career be damaged by my politics?’

    I have become increasingly involved with a controversial political organisation outside of my job in a large organisation....

  36. January 15, 2013

    BA employee wins right to wear cross

    A Christian banned from wearing a cross at work has triumphed at the European Court of Human Rights in a case that will be...

  37. December 18, 2012

    Experts fail to agree on Bill of Rights

    A commission set up to examine the case for a British Bill of Rights has been unable to reach a unanimous conclusion, after...

  38. The World

    December 14, 2012

    Spies in court

    The headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) It was always my...

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