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How can the ECtHR judgement on encryption be reconciled with the UK's Online Safety act?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently judged against allowing law enforcement to bypass end-to-end encryption: The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) (sic) has ruled that weakening ...
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Why is it a violation of ECHR to have someone shackled in court?

In a recent case of outrage in Italy against Hungary: Andras Kadar of the Helsinki Committee told the BBC that although Hungarian prison authorities "routinely use physical restraints when ...
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What would happen if the UK government simply ignores the ECHR and proceeds with the Rwanda relocation scheme?

As explained in the answer to Would there be any economic consequences if the UK were to leave the ECHR?, leaving the ECHR over the Rwanda plan could potentially upset the Good Friday agreement and is ...
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Would there be any economic consequences if the UK were to leave the ECHR? [closed]

Before Brexit, leaving the ECHR (European Convention on Human Rights) would've presumably been risky as it could've jeopardized the UK's EU membership, thus costing a significant amount of money to ...
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What's currently preventing the seizure of Russian assets to satisfy the Yukos court judgement?

According to Wiki: The Yukos Oil Company's former shareholders and management filed a series of claims in courts and before arbitration panels in various countries, seeking compensation for their ...
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Why are ECHR payouts to victims of state misconduct so low?

According to a recent article: The case concerned an incident during blogger Alexander Lapshin’s imprisonment in Azerbaijan in 2017 for visiting Nagorno Karabakh. “The authorities asserted that the ...
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Why didn't the Human Rights Act 1998 incorporate the European Convention of Human Rights?

My Politics teacher wrote on her PowerPoint: The Human Rights Act 1998 doesn't explicitly say that anyone has any rights. The HRA merely requires certain bodies to do certain things in relation to ...
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What are the enforcement mechanisms of the ECHR and possible consequences of ignoring the ruling? [closed]

Citizens concerned about issues with the constitution of Bosnia & Herzegovina have won 5 cases at the European Court of Human Rights between December 2009 and December 2020 (see my website- https:/...
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Why doesn't the UK want to be part of the European Convention on Human Rights?

As per recent news coming from the negotiation for a deal between the UK and the EU, Michel Barnier said: Yet the UK informs us that they do not wish to commit formally to continuing to apply the ...
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How often does the ECtHR Grand Chamber reverse judgements by its lower chamber?

In the recent N.D. & N.T. vs Spain 2020 case, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) basically reversed a 2017 decision of the ECtHR's (lower) chamber. the [Grand Chamber ...
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Why does Belarus not seem to have ratified any protocol from European Convention on Human Rights?

Territorial scope of European Convention on Human Rights Wikipedia article does not include Belarus. Human rights issues are confirmed by multiple articles such as this one: The government ...
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