The application of Islamic law in the inheritance dispute contrary to the will of the testator and the heir, has led to the violation of the Convention

The European Court of Human Rights held that there had been a violation of Article 14 of the Convention (prohibition of discrimination) read in conjunction with Article 1 of Protocol...

New practice of the European Court of Human Rights from 1 January 2019

The European Court of Human Rights has decided to introduce a new practice from 1 January 2019 involving a dedicated, non-contentious phase in respect of all Contracting States. The Court...

Authorities did not investigate a possible racist motive in the shooting of a Roma family by a police officer

In the case of Lakatošová and Lakatoš v. Slovakia (application no. 655/16, 11.12.2018) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 14...

International Human Rights Day

On the occasion of the day of Human Rights Day, Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, called member states to halt the attacks against human rights defenders and...

Case of Alekseyev and Others v. Russia

In the case of Alekseyev and Others v. Russia (application no. 14988/09 and 50 others, 27.11.2018) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

“All women and girls have the right to live free from violence. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. One in three women has experienced physical or sexual violence – 22%...

The president of the UN war crimes court in The Hague criticised denying that the Srebrenica massacres were an act of genocide

The president of the UN war crimes court in The Hague, Theodor Meron, criticised Serbia for denying that the Srebrenica massacres were an act of genocide. The president of the...

Several violations of the European Convention on Human Rights in case of Aleksey Navalnyy against Russia

In the case of Navalnyy v. Russia (application no. 29580/12 and four others, 15.11.2018) the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held unanimously that there had been...

Chinese student’s murder conviction violated his right to a fair trial

In the case of Zhang v. Ukraine (application no. 6970/15, 13.11.2018) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 6 § 1...

The principle of ne bis in idem is inapplicable in the case of anti-hooliganism measures in Croatia

The European Court of Human Rights has unanimously declared the application inadmissible in the case of Seražin v. Croatia (application no. 19120/15, 08.11.2018). The case concerned the measures used in...