Couple walking on beach in silhouette

Incest 'a fundamental right', says German Ethics Council

Talking Point
Thu 25 Sep, AT 15:51

Advisory group says practice should be decriminalised as it isn't up to the courts to uphold social taboos

A guard stands behind a locked gate at Pentonville prison

No compensation for prisoners denied the vote, rules ECHR

Tue 12 Aug, AT 13:53

But Strasbourg upholds previous ruling that blanket ban on prisoners voting is unlawful

A mother and child outside an East London Mosque

'Ban the burka': why is the veil so divisive?

Thu 17 Jul, AT 14:00

Rightwingers and feminists are united against the burka, but their opponents say a ban would be un-British

British Prime Minister David Cameron

ECHR: is Tory plan to snub EU court a 'legal car crash'?

Thu 17 Jul, AT 10:10

David Cameron wants to curb the European Court of Human Rights but not everyone in his party backs the plan

Whole-life prison tariffs upheld for most brutal murderers

One-Minute Read
Tue 18 Feb, AT 13:48

Sentencing for Lee Rigby killers can go ahead as Court of Appeal upholds ‘life means life’ terms


UK considers huge US-style jail terms to avoid 'whole-life' ban

One-Minute Read
Thu 2 Jan, AT 12:53

Jailing worst offenders for 'hundreds' of years could be solution to ECHR ban on whole-life tariffs


Lord Judge: Strasbourg doesn't trump the UK Supreme Court

One-Minute Read
Thu 5 Dec, AT 10:24

Former lord chief justice supports right of UK to defy European court on issues such as jail votes

Godfrey Bloom UKIP MEP

UKIP 'bongo bongo' scandal: who is Godfrey Bloom, MEP?

First Reaction
Wed 7 Aug, AT 09:21

Bloom stands by his foreign aid remarks, saying it's 'what people at the cricket club think'

MPs blast Strasbourg ruling on whole-life terms

One-Minute Read
Tue 9 Jul, AT 13:06

Curtail ECHR's role in the UK says minister after court ruling challenges whole-life sentences