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Social media and applications to the ECtHR: connecting people in the name of human rights?

June 04, 2020

By Francesco Luigi Gatta, Research Fellow, UCLouvain, member of EDEM (Equipe droits européens et migrations) In the era of the internet, social media and e-mails, the Strasbourg Court has been called to keep up with these ‘new technologies’. The ECtHR itself, for example, has an official Twitter account, used to give information and updates to […]

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Strasbourg Court’s new non-contentious phase – a tax on lawlessness?

November 14, 2019

Jessica Gavron, Legal, Director, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, London It is widely recognised that the European Court of Human Rights is under huge pressure to reduce its caseload, currently standing at almost 60,000 cases. To this end, the Court has been increasing the number of cases resolved by friendly settlements and unilateral declarations and […]

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Justice from the Perspective of an Applicant: meeting Ms Neulinger

November 12, 2018

Simona Florescu, PhD fellow, Leiden Law School, the Child Law Department In September I had the opportunity to meet the applicant in the Grand Chamber case Neulinger and Shuruk v Switzerland.[1] We had a lengthy 4 hours conversation about the ins and outs of her personal situation, the circumstances that led her to taking her […]