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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR; French: Cour européenne des droits de l’homme) is a supranational or international court established by the European Convention on Human Rights. The court hears applications alleging that a contracting state has breached one or more of the human rights provisions concerning civil and political rights set out in the Convention and its protocols.

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Could Hungary be ousted from the EU by member states leaving by Article 50?

Could the rest of the EU simply create a new entity and leave to resolve the autocratic problem Hungary creates and letting it be the “EU” with Poland? Could they pre-sign agreements so they come into ...
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Are inconsistent prosecutions (contradictory theories of case) allowed in ECHR signatories?

In the United States, prosecutors may try two cases which have contradictory theories—eg, a prosecutor may try both A and B for firing the same fatal shot, and both can be convicted (even though one ...
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Can one disclaim or renounce a British peerage after holding it for a year?

According to the Peerage Act 1963, anyone may disclaim a hereditary title of nobility within one year of inheriting it, or within one year of the passage of the Act. Since the latter deadline has ...
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Can you seek asylum for not wanting to do your mandatory military service in your home country?

Let assume you live in a country where there is mandatory conscription that you need to fulfill. However, you don't want to do that, and it is not possible for you to renounce your citizenship without ...
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Does the European Convention on Human Rights protect from infringements arising as a result of exercising rights in conjunction?

I was reading the cases of Modinos v. Cryprus and Pay v United Kingdom, and am confused regarding the interaction of Article 8 private life & Article 10 freedom of expression. In Modinos v ...