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This year
State feared decriminalising same-sex behaviour would lead to ‘public displays of homosexual affection’
Newly released records from the 1970s and 80s show homophobic attitudes within the civil service.
Harris says European court ruling on tax defaulters needs 'detailed consideration' by Govt
The Justice Minister said that he wanted to see the list system continue.
Last year
European Court of Human Rights refuses to postpone the withdrawal of UK boy’s life support
Archie Battersbee has been in a coma since he was found unconscious in April.
UK Home Secretary says ECHR decision to ground migrant flight to Rwanda was politically motivated
The Cabinet minister has previously said the Government ‘will not be put off by the inevitable last-minute legal challenges’.
European court intervenes over Moroccan man sentenced to death alongside British soldiers
It is not known if Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin have also made requests to the ECHR.
First UK migrant flight to Rwanda grounded after European Court of Human Rights intervenes
All migrants weren removed from the plane, Government sources have said.
European Court of Human Rights issues order to prevent asylum seeker from being sent to Rwanda
The first flight of asylum seekers is due to depart from the UK to Rwanda this evening.
European Court rules long-running ‘gay cake’ case 'inadmissible'
Gareth Lee tried but failed to order the £36.50 cake at Ashers bakery in Belfast in May 2014.
All time
European court rejects challenge to 'almighty God' wording in Presidential oath
The case is being taken by TD Róisín Shortall and others including Senator David Norris.
Raab lays out plans to reform legislation to stop EU rights court from 'dictating' to UK
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said the ECHR was imposing too many “obligations on the state”.
John Gilligan loses human rights court challenge
The Court found that the delays in legal proceedings had mainly been down to the Gilligans’ ‘wrong-headed legal tactics’.
Simon Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision to reopen case of Pat Finucane's murder
There was shock in November when the UK said it would not hold a public inquiry into the Belfast lawyer’s 1989 murder.
Russia says 'no legal grounds' to release Navalny in response to European Court of Human Rights request
Alexei Navalny was arrested and jailed upon returning to Russia last month.
European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible
The three women from Dublin, Cork and Meath had sought damages from the State.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.
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’.
European rights court condemns Russia over treatment of Pussy Riot
The court also condemned the country over its investigation into murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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.
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”.
Danish football fans detained over hooliganism fighting for compensation
On 10 October 2009 138 ‘hooligans’ were arrested in Copenhagen.
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.
'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.
'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”.
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”.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl
The girl and her ‘husband’ were seeking asylum.
Non-renewal of a Muslim social worker's contract over headscarf issue ruled legal
France passed a law banning conspicuous religious symbols back in 2004.
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 rules detention of Irish citizens for terror offences not unlawful
Colin Duffy, Gabriel Magee and Teresa Magee were held without charge for 12 days.
Irishman with severe learning difficulties loses life sentence appeal
His case hinged on taped garda interviews not being shown to a jury.
Author has to pay €53k to in-laws after defaming them in a book
Paying your mother-in-law €20,000 must sting.
Newborn died in ambulance after Turkish hospitals 'offered no care at all'
But what does it mean for Ireland?