Human Rights

  • Lord Judge Expresses Concern on ECtHR Influence

    May 27, 2015

    Former Lord Chief Justice Judge has indicated that he has “great reservations” about the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) countering decisions of the U.K. Parliament and that the U.K. must make a clear decision on the future of the British Human Rights Act.

  • Judge: ECtHR Judgments Do Not Bind U.K. Courts

    May 27, 2015

    Lord Justice Leveson of the U.K. Queen's Bench Division has argued that although U.K. judges initially looked upon judgments from the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) as binding, they have more recently understood that they are not required to follow these precedents.

  • Heartfield: ECHR-Based Act Has Not Protected Rights in U.K.

    May 27, 2015

    Author James Heartfield argues that the U.K.’s implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) through its Human Rights Act restricted human rights in the U.K. by giving the responsibility of rights protection to a judiciary with limited, procedure-based authority.

  • Ombudsman: Member States Use EU Funds in Rights Violations

    May 21, 2015

    EurActiv reports that the EU Ombudsman has called on officials to perform visits to member states to ensure that EU funds, intended to spur economic growth, are not used to violate fundamental rights, especially in countries "with a less positive track record."

  • EU Requires Emergency Automobile Tracking Devices

    April 29, 2015

    Recent EU legislation will require all new cars in the EU, beginning in 2018, to be fitted with a tracking system that will automatically alert authorities in the case of a crash.

  • U.K. Pledges to Protect Military from Human Rights Claims

    April 14, 2015

    In recent remarks, British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon promised that a Conservative Government, if elected in May, would protect members of the armed forces serving overseas from human rights claims, such as those filed under the U.K. Human Rights Act and at the European Court of Human Rights.

  • ECHR Finds in Favor of Russia in Deportation Case

    April 13, 2015

    The Daily Mail reports that in a case that could support stricter immigration enforcement throughout Europe, the European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") has ruled that Russia did not violate a man's right to family life by deporting him for failing to keep his immigration status up to date.

  • NGOs Take U.K. to ECHR over Mass Surveillance

    April 13, 2015

    A group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") against the U.K., asserting that the Government's alleged mass surveillance practices and collection of surveillance data from U.S. authorities violate human rights.

  • CoE Calls on Countries to Restrict Employer Data Use

    April 10, 2015

    The Council of Europe ("CoE") Committee of Ministers has issued a set of recommendations for its 47 member states calling for specific national restrictions on employers' retention and use of data on their employees.

  • NGOs Call for More EU Action on Economic, Social Rights

    April 09, 2015

    A group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have called for the EU to take action to ensure that its member states are upholding the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and do more to address "the root causes of poverty, social exclusion, discrimination and inequalities."

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