European Convention on Human Rights
Strasbourg Court Rejects Croatia Ex-President’s Privacy Violation Claim
The European Court of Human Rights, ECHR ruled on Tuesday that Stjepan Mesic's right to respect for his private life was not violated by the Croatian courts, which the former president argued had failed to protect his reputation.
ECHR: Romania must Legalize Same-Sex Marriages
Romania must legalize same-sex civil unions, Europe's highest human rights court ruled on Tuesday, a victory for LGBTQ+ activists in the conservative-leaning country, Reuters reported.
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Turkey Violated European Convention by Fining Rights Group: Court
A supporter of Amnesty International with a placard reading: 'Turkey: Freedom of speech is a Human Right!' in front of the Turkish Embassy in Berlin, June 2013. Photo: EPA/NICOLAS ARMER.
Justice minister refutes claim of election talks with Öcalan
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has refuted the claims by İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener that the government sent a judicial person to the imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan to ask his help for the May 14 polls.
EC: Bulgaria will have to Comply with the Istanbul Convention, even if it has Not Ratified it
Bulgaria will have to comply with the Istanbul Convention, even if it has not ratified it, if it is approved by the EU Council, according to the European Commission.
The European Parliament is expected to approve its ratification at its plenary session in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Strasbourg Court Rejects Wartime Deportation Case Against Montenegro
Montenegrin government representatives, civic activists and victims' families at the wartime deportation commemoration ceremony in Herceg Novi. Photo: Center for Civic Education.
Balkan, Central European, Countries Still Not Implementing ECHR Rulings – Report
A view of the court room at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, 26 January 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/RONALD WITTEK
"Nonetheless, there has been an increase in the total number of judgments currently pending full execution (6,081 compared to 5,533 in December 2021)," the report wrote.
Albania Violated Suspended Prosecutor’s Rights, Court Rules
Albania violated the European Convention on Human Rights in the case of a suspended prosecutor who was only reinstated nine months after an investigation against him was dropped, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.
Serbia Told to Compensate Defendants in Journalist’s Murder Case
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled on Tuesday that Serbia violated the rights of Milan Radonjic and Ratko Romic, who are being tried for involvement in the 1999 murder of prominent Serbian journalist Slavko Curuvija.
ECHR convicts Greece for violating former head statistician’s right to fair trial
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said on Tuesday that Greece had violated the right of Andreas Georgiou, the former head of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), to a fair hearing, when a top local court denied his request to refer a legal question concerning his care to the EU Court of Justice.