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Questions tagged [european-convention-on-human-rights]

This tag is encouraged to be used in connection with the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms or, as frequently used, the European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR or ECoHR (the "Convention").

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Double Jeopardy when received a police caution?

I was curious about the application of Double Jeopardy around the world, and in particular the European Union, in the following scenario. Someone commits a crime in England, the police arrest them. ...
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What does the ECHR actually require of signatories?

Whereas the EU requires that member states surrender some degree of their sovereignty to Brussels as a condition of membership, the European Convention On Human Rights (ECHR) requires states to adopt ...
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What legal system does the European Union use?

I have been studying basic Law, learning the difference between the various legal systems such as Common Law, and the Civil Legal System. Countries that are part of the European Union (EU) are ...
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Could cases regarding violations of the ECHR be heard before UK courts prior to the Human Rights Act 1998? The above article that I have been reading suggests that an application to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ...
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Does article 8 of the European Convention protect against the dissemination of sensitive information about a research subject in scientific research?

I have a couple of questions related to the scope of Article 8(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights and who can be responsible for infringements in the rights outlined in the article. My ...
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How speedy must a trial be to for the purposes of article 6, ECHR?

Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights requires criminal trials to be fair and speedy. What is the time threshold for a trial to transpire is for it to be deemed "speedy" or ...
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Could the U.S. squeak out a compelling argument that it is not bound by the Equal Protection Clause or that it be treated differently than states?

Points of law “The Equal Protection Clause prohibits a State from "deny[ing] to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Amdt. 14, § 1.” Evenwel v. Abbott, 578 U....