‘Jerusalem cannot be replaced by any other city’

Ramallah - For exiled Palestinian parliamentarian Khaled Abu Arafeh, it felt like a small step towards reuniting with his family in Jerusalem. Israel's Supreme Court last month accepted a petition...

CJEU rejects Schrems class action against Facebook Ireland before Austrian courts

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJECU) has ruled that privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, does not have standing to bring a class action against Facebook...

Supreme Court: Equality Tribunal has jurisdiction to investigate historical evidence in discrimination case brought...

The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by County Louth Vocational Education Committee regarding proceedings before the Equality Tribunal concerning an allegation of discrimination on grounds of gender and...

Court of Appeal: Internet Service Providers must assist in identifying copyright infringers

The Court of Appeal has decided that the effect of EU law empowers the High Court to grant injunctions against non-infringing ISPs, thereby providing copyright holders with...

UK Court of Appeal finds criminal record disclosure scheme breaches right to privacy

The UK Court of Appeal has found the UK system of requiring disclosure of previous criminal convictions in certain circumstances in breach of the right to privacy. The...

Human Rights Centre seeks leave of the ECtHR to intervene in case concerning LGBTI...

On 28 July, the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University submitted a third party intervention in connection to two Russian cases, namely Nikolay Alekseyev and Movement for...

Victim of human trafficking denied access to ECtHR on grounds of no written consent

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has declared inadmissible the application of an NGO on behalf of an asylum seeker who was deported prior to identification...

Scotland and Brexit: Brave Heart or Timorous Beastie?

At the Scottish National Party (SNP) party conference yesterday, Scotland’s First Minister (Nicola Sturgeon) announced that the Scottish Government would issue a draft of a second independence...

Brexit: can the ECJ get involved?

Today’s ruling by the High Court requires the government to obtain approval from Parliament if it wishes to trigger ‘Article 50’, ie the process of withdrawing from...

ECtHR clarifies jurisprudence on criteria for pre-trial detention

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has reviewed existing case law in relation to pre-trial detention in the case of Buzadji v the Republic of Moldova. ...