Court: European Court of Human Rights
Ireland v United Kingdom (App No 5310/71)
Ireland made the revision request in the case Ireland v The United Kingdom (App No 5310/71) 1978 on the grounds that new evidence had emerged, which showed, in particular, that the effects of the ill-treatment had been long-term and severe. The 14 men involved in the case were detained by the British authorities under emergency […]
JN v United Kingdom (App No. 37289/12)
The ECtHR found that while the UK’s immigration detention system as a whole was not contrary to ECHR, art 5, the applicant’s period of detention for immigration purposes after mid-2008 did amount to a violation of ECHR, art 5(1)(f), given the authorities’ inaction in this regard. The applicant was awarded damages of €7,500 damages, as well as costs and expenses.
Nicklinson and Lamb v United Kingdom (App Nos. 2478/15 & 1787/15)
The ECtHR has held unanimously that two applications concerning the compatibility of the ban on assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia with ECHR, art 8 are inadmissible. Guy Vassall-Adams was involved in this case.
Chiragov & Ors v Armenia (App No 13216/05)
The Court held that there were continuing violations of the applicants’ rights under the ECHR, Arts 1, 8 and 13, relating to their inability to return to their homes and property following their displacement as a result of the conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The area in question is controlled by Armenia
Tarakhel v Switzerland (App No. 29217/12)
Landmark decision from Grand Chamber on “Dublin Regulation”. Grand Chamber held that sending Afghan family of asylum seekers back to Italy without individual guarantees concerning their care would be in violation of ECHR, art 3. Presumption of compliance reduced practically to zero, and series of Chamber decisions on safety of Italy overruled.