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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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....
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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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