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# European Court of Human Rights

This year
Irish lawyers represent six young people taking 32 countries to court over climate inaction
A hearing opens today at the European Court of Human Rights in a case with potential implications for countries’ climate responsibilities.
Last year
Madeleine McCann’s parents lose legal battle over Portuguese detective’s comments
The three-year-old vanished during a family holiday to Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3 2007.
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.
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.
How has the European Court of Human Rights grounded the UK’s Rwanda plan?
The first flight due to send asylum seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda did not take off following an interim ruling by the Strasbourg court.
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.
Russia exits Council of Europe over Ukraine invasion
The flag of Russia was lowered and removed from its staff outside the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg.
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.
Government reopens scheme for victims of sexual abuse in day schools
The scheme was paused in 2019 following a report from a retired High Court judge.
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.
Column: 'Hands off' symphysiotomy judgement did not hold Ireland to any rigorous standard
“It also suggests that if we want survivors to be treated properly, we need to hold the state to the highest possible standards in the Oireachtas.”
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.
'I was stripped and photographed in the nude, while being held by the hair'
The 14 Hooded Men who were interned in the North in 1971 met with Tánaiste Simon Coveney yesterday.
Human rights court backs Belgium's ban on wearing a full-face veil in public
The court ruled that the ban sought to guarantee social cohesion.
'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”.
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.
Government considered using 'AIDS argument' in David Norris gay rights case
In battling David Norris’ claims that Irish homosexuality laws were in breach of his human rights, the government was considering all kinds of defences.
World chess champ and Kremlin foe wins European court case against Russia
Garry Kasparov was arrested for peaceful protests on several occasions, the court found.
Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court
The survivor who wants to bring the case said that it had taken 23 years to get to this point.
The State sent 'intimidating' legal letters to abuse survivors about their legal actions
O’Keeffe won a landmark legal against the Irish State in the European Court of Human Rights.
Families of victims of shot-down airliner MH17 to sue Vladimir Putin for €21 million
Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014.
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.
Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl
The girl and her ‘husband’ were seeking asylum.
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.
Irishman with severe learning difficulties loses life sentence appeal
His case hinged on taped garda interviews not being shown to a jury.
Newborn died in ambulance after Turkish hospitals 'offered no care at all'
But what does it mean for Ireland?
Tissue from car crash victim used without consent to create implants
A Latvian woman has won her case for inhuman treatment at the European Court of Human Rights after the procedure was carried out on her husband.
"Discrimination of the highest order" - Louise O'Keeffe shocked by State offer to abuse victims
The offers are being linked to whether or not a complaint was made against an abuser.
Paedophile told by court that castration was not a punishment
European Court of Human Rights says it was part of the protective measures ordered by a Czech court.
Taoiseach (and two Ministers) will meet with Louise O'Keeffe in 'the coming weeks'
It was originally hoped that this meeting would take place in September.
Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse
It is the second case against Iceland Erla Hlynsdóttir has won.
Ireland needs to send a new judge to the European Court of Human Rights
Our current judge, Ann Power-Forde SC, will have to step down from the role in 2017.