Is the UK losing 3 out of 4 European human rights cases?

A report by Robert Broadhurst, a Parliamentary legal researcher, suggests that the UK loses three-quarters of all the cases that go to Strasbourg Court. The group of Tory Mps that have commissioned this study have seen in these figures clear signs of a need “to end rule by judges and reinstate Parliamentary democracy”. However, this… More Is the UK losing 3 out of 4 European human rights cases?

Article 8 and Minors’ Right to Refuse Medical Treatment

For a competent, conscious, adult patient, the doctor must obtain consent to any bodily contact or else risk a legal action in the tort of battery. This is the case whether or not the patient has suffered any harm as a result of the touching, as the tort of battery, unlike negligence, is strict and… More Article 8 and Minors’ Right to Refuse Medical Treatment

European Citizenship and Fundamental rights: The Zambrano Case

The European Court of Justice (hereafter “ECJ”) decision in the Zambrano case; C-34/09, of 8 March 2011, has inaugurated a new approach or, as it is said,[1] a new doctrine regarding EU citizenship rights. This judgment has tangible repercussions on the human rights debate within the boundaries of the European Union due to its implications… More European Citizenship and Fundamental rights: The Zambrano Case