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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Wednesday ruled that applications made by Ukraine and the Netherlands against Russia alleging multiple violations of the European Convention on Human Rights(ECHR) are partly admissible. The three applications pertain to the ongoing conflict in the Donbas region of Ukraine and the downing of Flight MH17. Two complaints were [...]

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The UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights Wednesday called on the government to halt its proposed Bill of Rights Bill, warning that it would “seriously damage” the UK’s human rights protections. Committee Chair Joanna Cherry KC MP stated that there is “little appetite” for the reforms, and “it may be more sensible to scrap [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Tuesday ordered Russia to recognize same-sex unions. The ruling came in response to an appeal by three gay couples who were denied the ability to marry by Russian authorities. It remains to be seen whether Russia will implement the court’s ruling. A bench of 17 judges presided over [...]

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The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) Thursday released a joint report clarifying the extent of equality and human rights protected under the Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol. The report comes as a legal challenge to the Protocol has reached the UK Supreme Court. The Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol was [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday held that Armenia violated its duty to prevent a soldier from taking his own life. The case centered on the 2010 suicide death of Artak Nazaryan, then 30, who is believed to have taken his own life with his military-issued rifle following months of hazing and [...]

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Ukrainian law students and young lawyers are reporting for JURIST on developments in and affecting Ukraine. This dispatch is from Kateryna Prychta, a law student at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.   After the start of full-scale military attacks by the Russian Federation’s armed forces on the territory of Ukraine, at the beginning of March, Ukraine appealed to [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Tuesday unanimously ruled against the parents of missing child Madeleine McCann. The ECHR stated that Portugal authorities gave Kate and Gerry McCann a fair trial in their libel suit against former Portuguese police officer Goncalo Amaral. The ECHR also released a statement regarding the ruling. The McCanns sued [...]

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The Council of Europe Friday published a letter criticising the Netherlands’ asylum reception processes at the Ter Apel asylum centre. Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic addressed the issue in an August 26 letter to Eric van der Burg, the Dutch Minister for Migration. According to Mijatovic’s letter, more than 700 asylum seekers are forced to sleep outside [...]

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