June 25, 2015
The US Supreme Court’s opinion in Obergefell v Hodges – it may come out today, or next week – will […]
January 15, 2013
Nadia Eweida has succeeded in her claim that the UK breached her right to manifest her religion under article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Readers may remember that she worked for British Airways, and refused to abide […]
November 22, 2012
Here is the government’s draft bill offering Parliament a menu of options on prisoners’ votes.
May 9, 2012
A panel of five judges meets at the European Court of Human Rights today to decide whether or not to grant Abu Qatada’s request that his case be referred to the Grand Chamber of the Court.
You’ll remember that following the […]
April 23, 2012
On BBC Radio 4’s Today this morning the Prime Minister was asked about the mix up over Abu Qatada’s arrest, appeal and time limits.
You can listen to the exchange here.
The key extracts from the interview seem to me as […]
February 14, 2012
Last week the European Court of Human Rights handed down two important rulings in media privacy cases, Von Hannover v Germany (No. 2) and Axel Springer AG v Germany. These cases, in both of which the Court favoured […]
November 29, 2011
So the Telegraph reported the week before last, based on an interview with Ken Clarke:
the Justice Secretary reveals that Britain is poised strike a deal to overhaul the controversial human rights court to stop it being used by […]
April 8, 2009
I’d entirely missed Lord Hoffmann’s recent speech about the European Court of Human Rights: thanks to Afua Hirsch for drawing attention to it. In my view this is a brave and important speech, and I applaud him.
February 19, 2009
Charon spoke to me again this afternoon, this time about Abu Qatada – the Lords ruling on Wednesday and today’s ruling from Strasbourg awarding him compensation. We talk a bit about the man himself and the whole sage of […]
February 19, 2009
It’s all about him at the moment, isn’t it? Now, the ECtHR has decided to give him €2,800 to compensate him for his detention in Belmarsh prison from 2002 to 2005.
There’ll be strong feelings about this ruling, […]