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European court refuses to hear UK boy's life-support case
Doctors believe 12-year-old Archie Battersbee is brain-stem dead and say continued life-support treatment is not in his best interests.
UK plans law to ignore European rulings on Rwanda migrant deportations
The justice minister's bill will allow UK courts to ignore rulings by the European Court of Human Rights, which last week blocked deportations of migrants from the UK to Rwanda.
ECHR fines Russia for branding human rights groups as 'foreign agents'
The court in Strasbourg has ruled that Moscow breached the European Convention of Human Rights for designating NGOs and media outlets as foreign agents.
Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala given life sentence
The businessman is accused by Turkey of financing anti-government protests in 2013, while human rights groups have continually called for his release.
European court condemns Switzerland for COVID ban on demonstrations
Between March and June 2020, Swiss citizens faced up to three years in prison if they held public or private demonstrations.
Poland finds European convention 'incompatible' with constitution
A Polish court said the European Convention on Human Rights was partly incompatible with the constitution.
Osman Kavala still held in Turkish prison despite threat of sanctions
The businessman has been held without trial in Turkey for over four years.
Council of Europe begins rare action against Turkey over Osman Kavala
The lengthy proceedings could see Turkey lose voting rights or be expelled from the European human rights body.
Trial of philanthropist Osman Kavala resumes in Turkey
Turkey has repeatedly refused to release Kavala despite a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.
Detention centre in Lithuania opened after inmate won compensation
Lithuania has opened up a former riding club on the outskirts of its capital Vilnius to the media which was once used by the CIA as a detention facility.
European human rights court urges Russia to tackle domestic violence
Judges said domestic violence against Russian women is occurring on a “staggering scale”.
Osman Kavala: Council of Europe launches legal action against Turkey
The European Court of Human Rights had called for Kavala to be immediately released, but Turkey has dismissed the ruling.
Europe rights court slams Croatia on Afghan family pushback
The court ruled that Croatia illegally pushed back a migrant family in 2017. A 6-year-old girl was killed by a train on the border with Serbia shortly after the removal.
European court urges Poland to address lack of judicial independence
The court called on Warsaw to take "rapid action" to resolve the lack of independence in its National Council.
European court condemns Turkish law banning insults of Erdogan
The ruling followed a 2017 case when a Turkish man was convicted of posting two caricatures of President Erdogan on Facebook.
Catholic Church sex abuse claims: Vatican has immunity, rules ECHR
Abuse victims seeking compensation from the Holy See and Catholic leaders were told Belgian courts had no jurisdiction over the Vatican.
Poland discriminated against gay mother in custody battle, says court
A Polish mother has been awarded €10,000 in damages after she lost custody of her children by starting a relationship with another woman.
Ban on National Bolshevik Party was 'a human rights violation'
Fifteen years after the case was first lodged, during which the founder died, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled Russian courts had not had a strong enough case to ban radical anti-Putin group the National Bolshevik Party.
Lithuania must not push back Afghan refugees to Belarus, says court
The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Lithuania not to push back five Afghan refugees stranded on the border with Belarus.
European court dismisses complaint against mandatory vaccination
More than 670 professional and volunteer firefighters in France had complained that compulsory vaccines violated their rights.