European Court of Human Rights

INCEST: It's a 'fundamental right', says German council
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INCEST: It's a 'fundamental right', says German council

Advisory group says practice should be decriminalised as it isn't up to the courts to uphold social taboos
25 Sep 2014
No compensation for prisoners denied the vote, rules ECHR
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No compensation for prisoners denied the vote, rules ECHR

But Strasbourg upholds previous ruling that blanket ban on prisoners voting is unlawful
12 Aug 2014
'Ban the burka': why is the veil so divisive?
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'Ban the burka': why is the veil so divisive?

Rightwingers and feminists are united against the burka, but their opponents say a ban would be un-British
17 Jul 2014
ECHR: is Tory plan to snub EU court a 'legal car crash'?
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ECHR: is Tory plan to snub EU court a 'legal car crash'?

David Cameron wants to curb the European Court of Human Rights but not everyone in his party backs the plan
17 Jul 2014
Whole-life prison tariffs upheld
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Whole-life prison tariffs upheld

Sentencing for Lee Rigby killers can go ahead as Court of Appeal upholds ‘life means life’ terms
18 Feb 2014
LAW: US-style sentences to get round ECHR ban
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LAW: US-style sentences to get round ECHR ban

Jailing worst offenders for 'hundreds' of years could be solution to ECHR ban on whole-life tariffs
2 Jan 2014
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9 Jul 2013

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Lord Neuberger slams 'slanted' portrayal of human rights
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Lord Neuberger slams 'slanted' portrayal of human rights

Britain's top judge warns UK will have to quit UN if it wants to send terrorism suspects to face torture
5 Mar 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 20 Apr 2012

20 Apr 2012
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