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EPO prosecution delays and the European Convention on Human Rights

A recent case decided by the EPO’s Board of Appeal has tackled the issue of delays in prosecution and noted that, for the application in issue, the duration of the first instance proceedings (12 years) amounted to an excessive delay. 617 more words


Interception of Journalists' Communications

Online journalists, professional or untrained, inevitably become subjects of attacks of State and non-State actors wishing to control the flow of information and often to… 676 more words


MTE v Hungary: is the ECtHR rewriting Delfi v Estonia?

A few months after the now infamous decision Delfi v Estonia of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) , the Fourth Section of the Court issued on 2 February 2016 a… 1,564 more words


Should the UK repeal the Human Rights Act?

The prime minister of the UK, David Cameron, had pledged to repeal the human rights act in his last election manifesto, and to replace it with a new UK bill of rights. 765 more words

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The Right to Die - Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in the UK

The right to die has been a long standing issue of contention, not only in the UK, but also around the world. Currently only 4 countries legally allow for euthanasia (either passive or active), whilst assisted suicide is legalised in 5 countries (although in the US this is limited by state). 1,338 more words

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Case Preview: Belhaj v Straw

Belhaj and another (Respondents) v Straw and others (Appellants) UKSC 2014/0264 concerns allegations by a former opponent of Colonel Gaddafi and his wife that they were abducted and unlawfully taken to Libya in February 2004 and were both allegedly detained and tortured in that country. 2,635 more words