Relationship between prohibition of forced labour and the prosecution of victims and potential victims of trafficking

In the case of V.C.L. and A.N. v. the United Kingdom (applications nos. 77587/12 and 74603/12, 16.02.2021) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a…

Justified dismissal of a whistleblower

In the case of Gawlik v. Liechtenstein (application no. 23922/19, 16.02.2021) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 10 (freedom of…

Repayment in euros of a loan taken out in Swiss francs

In its decision in the case of Antonopoulou v. Greece (application no. 46505/19) the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously declared the application inadmissible.  The case concerned the conclusion…

Human Rights Watch report 2021

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) stated  in its latest report published in January 2012 that human and minority rights, the rule of law and media freedom remain endangered in several Southeast and Central…

Gender discrimination due to denial of health insurance during pregnancy

In the case of Jurčić v. Croatia (application no. 54711/15, 04.02.2021) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of…

Ineffective investigation into allegations of sexual abuse in an orphanage

In the case of X and Others v. Bulgaria (application no. 22457/16, 02.02.2021) the European Court of Human Rights held that that there had been a violation of the procedural…

Refusal to grant a detained lawyer access to certain websites in order to prepare his defense violated his freedom of expression

In the case of Ramazan Demir v. Turkey (application no. 68550/17, 09.02.2021) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 10 (freedom…

The fine for begging in public areas breached the Convention

In the case of Lăcătuş v. Switzerland (application no. 14065/15, 19.01.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to…

The authorities’ refusal to legally record a change of sexual identity without surgery led to a violation of the Convention

In the case of X and Y v. Romania (applications nos. 2145/16 and 20607/16, 19.01.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of…

Insufficiently limited powers of the police led to a violation of the Convention

In the case of Vig v. Hungary (application no. 59648/13, 14.01.2020) the European Court of Human Rights found a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family…