In 1985 Spain became a pioneer in the application of universal jurisdiction. But in 2014 the law was changed, closing many ongoing cases and stripping many applicants of their rights.
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has published a report on rule of law cases brought against Poland before the European Court of Human Rights.
Some European countries are better than others but many are ignoring the European Court’s judgments. How does Romania stand and what are the ECtHR’s concerns in relation to it?
Last month the ECtHR delivered its judgment in Pijus Beizaras and Mangirdas Levickas v. Lithuania. By refusing to investigate hate speech on social media, Lithuanian authorities discriminated against two men based on their sexual orientation.
The Hungarian state violated a journalist's rights by not letting him enter the territory of any of the country's refugee camps, affirmed the European Court of Human Rights. The journalist, Illés Szurovecz, was represented by HCLU in Strasbourg.
The HFHR has communicated to the CoE's Committee of Ministers about Poland's report on the implementation of the ECtHR judgement in the Bistieva case, which concerns the detention of a family of refugees with children.
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, together with the Association for Legal Intervention, presented an amicus curiae brief on the expulsion of foreigners identified as a threat to security to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld the view of the national courts by ruling that partisans played a key role in protecting Lithuanian identity and that their systematic killing during the Soviet era should be considered genocide.
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will hear a legal challenge to the UK government’s bulk surveillance powers. The case is being brought by Liberty, Privacy International, Amnesty International...
A German couple that refused to send their children to school have had their appeal rejected by the European Court of Human Rights. In 2012, the German State Education Authority found that the couple was "refusing to...