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New article on non-execution of ECtHR judgments

In 2015, Klaas de Vries prepared a PACE report on the implementation of ECtHR judgments in the contracting parties. In it, he suggested that Article 46(4) of the Convention–the infringement proceeding–could usefully be turned to in order to address non-execution. 638 more words


Does UK need privacy shield after human rights repeal?

Someone asked me on Twitter how the repeal of the Human Rights Act in the UK would affect an adequacy decision for UK data transfers. It is simpler to blog about it than try to squeeze the answer into numerous tweets, so here goes… 486 more words


In 2005 the European Court of Human Rights declared in Hirst, that the UK is in violation of Article 3 of Protocol 1 to the European Convention of Human Rights by denying prisoners their right to vote. 883 more words

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The Article 50 judgement and withdrawing from treaties

The coverage of last Thursday’s High Court judgement on Article 50 has understandably focused on its immediate consequences for the process by which the UK will leave the European Union. 2,247 more words

Judiciary And Human Rights

What are human rights?

What are human rights?

Human rights are based on important principles like dignity, fairness, respect and equality. They protect you in your everyday life regardless of who you are, where you live and how you chose to live your life. 513 more words


Happy Birthday ECHR!

The Human Rights Act is under threat by the Conservative government and they want to withdraw from the European Convention which we helped found.  It is timely therefore that we celebrate the achievements of the ECHR which receive too little attention by our media and by politicians such as the prime minister and our local MP Mr John Glen. 14 more words

Privacy and unwanted disclosures of photographs online: the future is wearable?

Henry Pearce
Lecturer in Law and Cohort Tutor at the University of Hertfordshire

The emergence of online social networking sites services has provided us with numerous benefits and has transformed the way in which people work, live, interact and learn. 1,092 more words