Russia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that it does not have to follow decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) when doing so would be ‘unconstitutional’. As a Member State … Continued
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No. 27 of #50cases. Imagine being accused of a crime you didn’t commit. Imagine if the accusation led to you spending the rest of your life behind bars. Worse, imagine if there was … Continued
This is a case from 2008. It’s about the rights people have to be told why they are being detained. In December 2000 Doctor Saadi fled Iraq because he had … Continued
Open justice. It’s a really important legal principle. It means that cases in court should almost always happen in public so the press are able to report on the proceedings, and the public can … Continued
No. 25 of #50cases. They were dark years for the United Kingdom, a period known as ‘the Troubles’ in Northern Ireland. Between 1971 and 1975, over 3,000 people were arrested, interned and … Continued
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A Jehovah's witness was convicted for refusing to serve in the Amenian army. He successfully argued his right to conscientious objection based on his deeply held religious beliefs. He was awarded 20,000 euros in compensation.
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1 October 2016 is the 70th anniversary of the end of the Nuremberg war crimes trials. To mark this important day, our friends at the Met Film School MA Programme … Continued
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