Short Note: An unfair judgment on the European court of human rights

The Guardian released today an interesting article called:  “An unfair judgment on the European court of human rights”. The article discusses that, far from threatening national sovereignty, the Court is a catalyst speeding up existing movements for change. It is also interesting to see that the article mentions  issues that have been recently examined in this … Continue reading

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

As we usher in the New Year we bring with us hope that it will not only be a good year for us, but also a good year for the human rights of all of the world’s people. We are less than a week into 2011 and already there have been some victories. Unfortunately, there … Continue reading

UK Warned: Give Prisoners the Vote within Six Months or Face Severe Penalties!

On the 6th October 2005 the European Court of Human Rights delivered its decision in the case of Hirst v United Kingdom. This case concerned prisoners and their right to vote. In the UK a person’s right to vote is taken away from them when they are convicted of a crime and they are not … Continue reading