Human Rights

  • UK Confirms Delay of Bill of Rights Proposal

    March 02, 2017

    UK Justice Secretary Liz Truss has confirmed that the UK government will delay consideration of a British Bill of Rights proposal, which would seek to limit the influence of the European Court of Human Rights over British laws and courts, until after the country completes its exit from the EU.

  • Lawyers: EU Should Force UK to Remain in ECHR

    March 01, 2017

    The Independent reports that an open letter from a group of British lawyers calls for the EU to condition any post-Brexit free trade deal with the UK on the country remaining in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to prevent a "human rights crisis" in Britain.

  • CoE Official Outlines Right to Same-Sex Partnerships

    February 28, 2017

    In a recent comment, the Council of Europe's (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks argues that CoE states have an obligation under international human rights law to offer at least registered partnerships, and to consider offering the right to marry, to same-sex couples.

  • FRA Seeks Role in Local Rights Enforcement

    February 28, 2017

    Representatives of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) recently met with their counterparts from the European Commission and the EU's Committee of the Regions to explore how the FRA might offer "regular policy advice to EU Institutions" and "increase the capacities" of regional and local authorities to respect and enforce fundamental rights.

  • ECtHR: Spanish Media Violated Singer's Right to Privacy

    February 28, 2017

    The European Court of Human Rights has held that the Spanish authorities failed to protect a pop singer's right to respect for her private life by failing to give adequate weight to her claim that the media had "impugned her honour" by broadcasting comments from her former manager on her relationships and sexual orientation.

  • ECtHR: Russian Removal of Syrian Would Violate Rights

    February 23, 2017

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held that Russia's removal of a Syrian national to his home country would violate his right to life and that its continued detention of the man for overstaying his visa violates his right to liberty, calling for the country to immediately release the man from detention.

  • ECtHR: German Inheritance Law Violates Rights

    February 21, 2017

    The European Court of Human Rights has held that a German law prohibiting a woman from administering her deceased father's estate because she was born out of wedlock before a statutory cut-off point of 1949 had violated the woman's rights against discrimination and to respect for her private and family life.

  • ECJ Official: States Must Grant Humanitarian Visas

    February 17, 2017

    Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has concluded that the European Charter of Fundamental Rights requires EU member states to grant visas on humanitarian grounds to applicants from non-EU countries when those applicants are at risk of ill treatment in their country of origin.

  • CoE Spotlights Compliance with Rights Judgments

    February 17, 2017

    Increasing pressure on countries in the Council of Europe (CoE) to implement the European human rights agenda, the CoE's Department for the Execution of Judgments has launched a search engine permitting observers to scrutinize the status of governments' execution of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights.

  • Hungary Plans Break with EU on Migrant Detention

    February 17, 2017

    Politico reports that, in a move that will stoke tensions with the EU's migrant resettlement policies, the Hungarian Government has announced a plan to retain indefinitely all migrants entering the country in detention facilities, until officials have resolved their immigration status.

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