Archived European Court of Human Rights stories

 
European Court to hear John Catt legal challenge
The European Court will hear the case of John Catt, the 91-year old war veteran whose activities have been recorded by police forces on their domestic extremism database. In the meantime the police continue to monitor the lawful activities of journalists in the UK, a matter also under challenge.
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European Court gives lifers “right to hope”
n a landmark judgment today the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg has ruled by 16 votes to 1 that it is unlawful for Courts to impose “whole life” sentences without any possibility of parole. The case was brought by three lifers who had received such...
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Challenge to Whole Life Tariffs heard by European Court
On 28 November 2012, Simon Creighton was part of the legal team that presented the case challenging the legality of whole life tariffs to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.
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European Court refers ‘whole ‘life’ cases to the Grand Chamber
The European Court of Human Rights has referred the challenge to the lawfulness of the whole life tariff to the Grand Chamber for a hearing on 28 November 2012.
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