ECtHR



Portuguese youth take 33 countries to Strasbourg over climate change crisis

A group of six children and young adults from Portugal are taking 33 countries, including the United Kingdom, to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) over the current climate change crisis.

Published 3 September 2020

ECtHR: France violated freedom of expression rights of Palestine solidarity campaigners

Palestine solidarity campaigners who were convicted and fined for promoting a boycott of Israeli products suffered a violation of their human rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 11 June 2020

Constitutional requirement for religious declaration by president appealed to Strasbourg

Ireland's constitutional requirement for the president and Council of State members to make a declaration "in the presence of almighty God" is being challenged before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Published 8 June 2020

ECtHR: No effective remedy under Irish law for complaints about excessive length of proceedings

There is no effective remedy under Irish law for complaints about excessive length of proceedings, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 30 April 2020

PSNI's indefinite retention of personal data breached rights of man with spent conviction

The PSNI breached a man's privacy rights by indefinitely retaining his personal data after his drink driving conviction was spent, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 13 February 2020

Chief Justice focuses on Brexit in historic address to European Court of Human Rights

Chief Justice Frank Clarke focused on Brexit and its challenges for Ireland in a historic address at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on the opening of the legal year.

Published 3 February 2020

Síofra O'Leary appointed section president of European human rights court

Ireland's judge at the European Court of Human Rights has been elected as one of five section presidents.

Published 14 January 2020

Russia guilty of litany of ECHR violations against lawyer who died in pre-trial detention

Russia violated the rights of an auditor charged with organised tax evasion who died in pre-trial detention in November 2009, judges in the European Court of Human Rights have unanimously ruled.

Published 28 August 2019

ECtHR: UK authorities fulfilled duty to investigate 2003 killing of six military policemen in Iraq

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that UK authorities fulfilled their duty to carry out an effective investigation into the killing of six military policemen in Iraq in 2003.

Published 25 July 2019

ECtHR: British man who challenged dismissal that relied on phone data has appeal rejected

A man who challenged his dismissal by an NHS trust for stalking and harassment, on the basis it had availed itself of private material including WhatsApp data, has had his application unanimously declared inadmissible by the European Court of Human Rights.

Published 11 June 2019