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Netherlands takes Russia to European court over MH17 downing

Jul 10, 2020 - 11:46 PM

The Dutch government's move is designed to support cases brought by the relatives of dozens of victims to the European Court of Human Rights

MH17. A picture taken on November 7, 2014, shows a part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80km east of Donetsk. File photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

China says Uighur award nomination is 'supporting terrorism'

Aug 30, 2019 - 8:15 AM

The European Court of Human Rights which will give the Vaclav Havel prize shortlists Ilham Tohti, an economics professor whom China sentenced to life in prison in September 2014 after being convicted of separatism

In this file photo, Ilham Tohti pauses before a classroom lecture in Beijing on June 12, 2010. Frederick J Brown/AFP

European court faults Russia for mass deportation of Georgians

Jan 31, 2019 - 9:32 PM

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights orders Moscow to pay 10 million euros ($11.4 million), with each deportee receiving 2,000 euros and those unlawfully jailed getting an additional 10,000 to 15,000 euros

European court rules against Britain over mass surveillance

Sep 13, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Ruling in the case of Big Brother Watch and Others versus the United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, says the interception of journalistic material also violates the right to freedom of information

Berlusconi takes comeback bid to Europe rights court

Nov 22, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Ahead of a general election set for the spring, the 4-time premier is hoping the court will rule against the 6-year ban imposed over his 2012 conviction for tax fraud

HOPING FOR A COMEBACK. This file photo taken on December 10, 2016 shows Silvio Berlusconi on December 10, 2016 at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Europe court backs employee fired over private messages

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:09 AM

Europe s top rights court restricts the ability of employers to snoop on their staff s private messages in a landmark ruling with wide ramifications for privacy in the workplace

Picture taken on April 23, 2015 shows the audience room of the European Court for Human Rights, in Strasbourg, eastern France. Patrick Hertzog/AFP

'Serious failings' by Russia in Beslan massacre

Apr 13, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Russia reacts furiously to the judgement saying it was absolutely unacceptable

MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

May 21, 2016 - 9:09 PM

Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine in 2014 are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus 10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights

THE SEARCH. Members of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service search for bodies in a field near the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in Donetsk region on July 26, 2014. Photo by Bulent Kilic / AFs

Europe court: Employers can monitor workers' online chats

Jan 13, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Talking about personal matters online while at work? European firms are allowed to check court says

Italy breaches human rights by blocking gay marriage: European court

Jul 21, 2015 - 9:53 PM

A European court rules that Italy breached the human rights of 3 gay couples by refusing them marriage or any other recognized form of union

‘I DO.’ Same-sex couples wait to register their civil union at Rome's city hall on May 21, 2015 in Rome. Photo by Tiziana Fabi / AFP

Laude family to SC: Allow media coverage of Pemberton trial

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Journalists are barred from the courtroom to witness the trial of the US marine forcing them to rely on photos and narratives of those who are inside the court

European rights court mulls whether to let French quadriplegic die

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The case of Vincent lambert has torn his family apart and ignited a fierce euthanasia debate in France

A photograph made available on 24 June 2014 showing tetraplegic Vincent Lambert (R) and his mother at a hospital in Reims, France on 25 July 2013. L'Union de Reims/PHOTOPQR/EPA

Media coverage of Pemberton trial sought

Dec 19, 2014 - 6:26 PM

The public has the right to know lawyers tell the court

French mercy killing doctor acquitted after emotional trial

Jun 25, 2014 - 9:57 PM

UPDATED The hugely divisive practice is illegal in France but President Francois Hollande promised during his 2012 campaign to look into legalizing it

Ireland liable for abuse in Catholic-run school: Europe court

Jan 28, 2014 - 11:47 PM

The European Court of Human Rights sided with Louise O Keeffe saying it was an obligation of a government to protect children

SCHOOL ABUSE. Louise O'Keeffe wins a landmark victory.

Ukraine's jailed Tymoshenko to make Supreme Court appeal

Jul 31, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Yulia Tymoshenko s defense said they could make the appeal based on a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights ECHR that detention was arbitrary and unlawful

JAILED. In this file photo, Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko listens as Judge Rodion Kireyev of the Kiev Pechersky court renders his verdict on her case on October 11, 2011. Photo by AFP/Sergei Supinsky

'Life-saving' abortions now legal in Ireland

Jul 31, 2013 - 12:41 AM

Abortion became legal in Ireland on Tuesday in limited cases where the mother s life is at risk