Posts Tagged ‘European Court of Human Rights’

Woman with Down syndrome challenges abortion law at EU Human Rights Court

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
Down syndrome

A woman with Down syndrome is fighting the UK abortion law at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Heidi Crowter says the current legislation discriminates against people with disabilities. It allows abortion up to birth if the foetus has a condition such as Down syndrome. “I am taking this case to Strasbourg because it Read more

Belgium violated right to life in euthanasia case, European Court of Human Rights rules

Thursday, October 6th, 2022

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that Belgium failed to conduct a proper investigation into the circumstances of the 2012 euthanasia of Godelieva de Troyer on the grounds of “untreatable depression”. The court found there was a violation of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights that everyone’s right to Read more

UK asylum seeker flight to Rwanda cancelled

Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Rwanda asylum seeker flight

Plans to send a flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda from the UK have been abandoned after a dramatic 11th-hour ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The decision to cancel the flight capped three days of frantic court challenges from immigrant rights lawyers. They had launched a flurry of case-by-case appeals to Read more

Russia rejects European Court of Human Rights order to recognise same-sex unions

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Russian authorities have rejected a European Court of Human Rights order to recognise same-sex unions. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has reaffirmed that same-sex marriages are “not allowed” under Russia’s constitution. The Strasbourg court had issued a ruling on Tuesday urging Moscow to formally acknowledge homosexual couples. But senior Russian lawmakers have accused the court of Read more

Charlie Gard – ten critical points to consider

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

There are ten critical points to consider in relation to Charlie Gard, says Italian Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, former President of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital where eleven-month old Charlie has being cared for say he has no chance of survival or improvement. Prolonging his life may cause significant suffering. Charlie Read more

European court backs Church over married priest job

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Catholic Church was within its rights not to renew the teaching contract of a Spanish married priest, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. In a nine to eight vote decision, the court ruled the decision not to renew Jose Antonio Fernandez Martínez’s contract “was legitimate and proportionate”. Fernandez Martínez was ordained in Read more

Court penalises Poland for abortion refusal

Friday, November 9th, 2012

A European Court of Human Rights decision ordering Poland to pay compensation for not helping a girl obtain an abortion four years ago has upset many in the predominantly Catholic country. The court, which has jurisdiction over 47 European countries, said Poland had violated the European Convention on Human Rights because the girl — who Read more