Key Strasbourg Ruling on Hearsay Evidence and “Judicial Dialogue”

15 Dec 2011 | by Monckton Chambers

Eric Metcalfe acted on behalf of the NGO intervener JUSTICE in a landmark judgment by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Al Khawaja and Tahery v United Kingdom. The much-anticipated ruling came in the wake of the judgment of the UK Supreme Court in R v Horncastle […]

Jeremy McBride set for ECtHR with Nada v Switzerland

22 Mar 2011 | by Monckton Chambers

The case Nada v Switzerland is to be heard in the Grand Chambers of the European Court of Human Rights, tomorrow 23 March.  The case involves a challenge to the implementation of UN sanctions on persons supposedly connected in some way to Al-Qaeda. The challenge is being made because of the passage of over seven […]

ECHR ruling on foreign missionary expulsions

12 Feb 2009 | by Monckton Chambers

European Court of Human Rights holds that expulsion of foreign missionary on national security grounds is contrary to freedom of religion The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held in a judgment issued today, 12 February 2009, that Russia’s expulsion of an American missionary of the Unification Church on national security grounds was incompatible with […]

European Court of Human Rights orders Russia to release AIDS prisoner

22 Dec 2008 | by Monckton Chambers

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held in a judgment issued today, 22nd December 2008, that the continued detention of Vasily Aleksanyan by the Russian authorities is ‘unacceptable’. STRASBOURG, 22nd December 2008: The ECHR, in a judgment issued this morning, ordered the release of Mr Vasily Aleksanyan, a 37 year old lawyer who has […]

Lord Chief Justice Applies Article 8 ECHR Rights to Business Transactions

06 Mar 2008 | by Monckton Chambers

5 March 2008 – Lord Chief Justice rules that Article 8 ECHR rights to private life and correspondence must be respected in mutual assistance proceedings concerning business transactions On 4 & 5 March 2008, the Divisional Court (Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers LCJ presiding) heard the judicial review in Hafner and anor v. City of […]

Kurdish Groups in CFI Bid to Annul EU Decision to Proscribe

31 Jan 2008 | by Monckton Chambers

Two Kurdish groups, the PKK and Kongra-Gel will today attempt to persuade the CFI in Luxembourg to annul decisions by the EU Council (made in 2002 and 2004 respectively) to place them on a list of terrorist organisations. The case (T-229/02) follows the PKK’s successful 2007 appeal to the ECJ to allow its case (brought […]

Georgia v Russian Federation ~ First Inter-State Case Application at ECHR Since 1998

28 Mar 2007 | by Monckton Chambers

On 26 March 2007 the Georgian Government lodged an inter-State case with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against the Russian Federation.  The Monckton Chambers team was chosen to represent Georgia because of their ability to offer the expertise needed in this international case. The case is the first inter-State case brought using the […]