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# echr - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Grangegorman murders: Damages claim made by killer dismissed by European Court of Human Rights

Mark Nash is currently serving four life sentences at Midlands Prison in Portlaoise.

# echr - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Dáil apology from Taoiseach after judge's finding that abuse redress scheme is 'inherently illogical'

A retired judge said that the State’s approach showed an “inherent inversion of logic and a fundamental unfairness to applicants”.

# echr - Monday 8 July, 2019

Judge says State misinterpreted ruling about redress for school abuse survivors

A retired judge said that the State’s approach showed an “inherent inversion of logic and a fundamental unfairness to applicants”.

# echr - Monday 10 June, 2019

State asked to halt deportation of man convicted of terror offences by European Court of Human Rights

It’s understood the government has agreed to the ECHR’s request.

# echr - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Second Irish person taking case to Europe over child abuse in Irish schools

John Allen says, ‘The insanity lies with a dysfunctional country, not a damaged child’.

# echr - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

European rights court condemns Russia over treatment of Pussy Riot

The court also condemned the country over its investigation into murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

# echr - Friday 4 May, 2018

Ian Bailey's lawyers advise him to take challenge against murder charge to European Court of Human Rights

Bailey has denied any involvement in the killing of the French film producer in 1996.

# echr - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Parents of critically-ill English toddler lose last-ditch European Court of Human Rights case

Alfie Evans suffers a “catastrophic and untreatable, progressive, neurodegenerative condition”.

# echr - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Danish football fans detained over hooliganism fighting for compensation

On 10 October 2009 138 ‘hooligans’ were arrested in Copenhagen.

# echr - Friday 7 July, 2017

Great Ormond Street Hospital applies for new hearing into baby Charlie Gard's case

Ten-month-old baby Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage from which he will not recover.

# echr - Monday 3 July, 2017

'He prays for them': Pope expresses condolences as baby's life support to be switched off

Ten-month-old baby Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage from which he will not recover.

# echr - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'We're spending our last precious hours with him': Baby's life support to be switched off

Charlie Gard’s parents have said they are “utterly heartbroken”.

# echr - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Hospital in 'no rush' to turn off baby's life support machine after parents lose appeal

Charlie Gard’s parents have described the court ruling as “upsetting”.

# echr - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'We're not horrible people' - Mother of terminally-ill baby defends taking case to European court

Ten-month-old baby Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage from which he will not recover.

# echr - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

European rights court urges UK to keep treating baby with rare condition

More than £1.3 million has been raised online for the treatment, through more than 83,000 donations.

# echr - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Oliver Kahn loses court case over photos of his children being published despite ban

Two magazines repeatedly published photos of his children despite a blanket ban.

# echr - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Prisoner who was banned from websites had human rights breached

The prisoner’s complaint related to not being able access sites which would help him fight his case.

# echr - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Europe says it's OK for the boss to snoop on your private messages at work

The ruling comes after a Romanian engineer was fired over private Yahoo Messenger chats.

# echr - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl

The girl and her ‘husband’ were seeking asylum.

# echr - Friday 27 November, 2015

# echr - Friday 5 June, 2015

European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support

The man’s parents had been fighting to keep him on life support though his wife had said he would not want to be kept alive.

# echr - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

ECHR rules detention of Irish citizens for terror offences not unlawful

Colin Duffy, Gabriel Magee and Teresa Magee were held without charge for 12 days.

# echr - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Irishman with severe learning difficulties loses life sentence appeal

His case hinged on taped garda interviews not being shown to a jury.

# echr - Friday 13 March, 2015

Author has to pay €53k to in-laws after defaming them in a book

Paying your mother-in-law €20,000 must sting.

# echr - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Newborn died in ambulance after Turkish hospitals 'offered no care at all'

But what does it mean for Ireland?

# echr - Friday 16 January, 2015

Newspaper allowed to call Joseph Stalin a "bloodthirsty cannibal"

The application was rejected as “manifestly ill-founded” and the case declared inadmissible.

# echr - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Families of German victims of MH17 are to sue Ukraine

Three of the families are to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights.

# echr - Thursday 31 July, 2014

European court rules against Irish murderers fighting life sentences

The ruling relates to a case brought forward by two men serving life sentences for murder.

# echr - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

'I will stay married': Transsexual woman defiant after court ruling

The European Court of Human Rights said her human rights had not been violated.

# echr - Friday 20 June, 2014

Court says bombers not protected as a journalistic source

A group claiming responsibility for bomb attacks in the Netherlands sent a letter to a magazine – and the publication’s offices were subsequently searched.

# echr - Sunday 2 February, 2014

'If that complaint had been acted on, I wouldn't have been abused at all'

Earlier this week Louise O’Keeffe won a landmark case against the Irish State, which was found liable for the sexual abuse she suffered as an 8-year-old.

# echr - Thursday 30 January, 2014

‘Please act on it’: Louise O’Keeffe’s appeal to Taoiseach after apology

The abuse victim was reacting to an apology issued by Enda Kenny this morning with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also offering his apologies, saying that O’Keeffe should “never have been subjected to abuse”.

# echr - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

British men cannot sue Saudi Arabia over torture claims

Four men claimed they had been tortured by Saudi Arabian officials, and said their right of access to court had been violated.

# echr - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Italy told: No law says baby has to have dad's surname

The European Court of Human Rights found that the Italian courts had upheld a ‘patriarchal principle’.

# echr - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Column: 10 years on, Ireland's human rights act has failed to deliver

The ECHR was introduced as a result of a pledge in the Good Friday Agreement to provide “at least an equivalent level of protection of human rights” in the Republic as in Northern Ireland. Ten years on, we have failed to live up to our promises, writes Michael Farrell.

# echr - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Teen girls' rapist and killer freed under rights ruling

European Court of Human Rights ordered immediate release of Miguel Ricart under an October ruling that has several violent convicts demanding their freedom.

# echr - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Son fails in legal bid to change 'Death Match' newspaper article

A Ukranian told the European Court of Human Rights that his country had failed to protect his reputation.

# echr - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Reilly says he won’t be afraid to suspend abortion service as bill introduced in Dáil

In a historic moment, the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has been introduced into the Dáil this morning.

# echr - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Analysis: Draft abortion law has gaps which require clarification

The new law is a draft and some important issues raised by its publication need clarification, write law experts Jennifer Schweppe and Dr Eimear Spain.

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