United Kingdom: Whole life sentences are compatible with European human rights law

Judges have agreed that whole life imprisonment does not breach European human rights law, rejecting a complaint from a convicted rapist and triple murderer against the United Kingdom.

United Kingdom: Grand Chamber hearing for prisoner fighting murder-charge US extradition

The complaint concerns an extradition order against Phillip Harkins, to face trial for first-degree murder in the United States of America (USA).

United Kingdom: New report reveals increasing hate speech and racist violence

A report from the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance notes considerable intolerant political discourse in the UK, particularly focusing on immigration. It said that hate speech continues to be a serious problem in tabloid newspapers, and that online hate speech targeting Muslims in particular has soared since 2013.

United Kingdom: Court rejects human rights complaint from alleged Omagh bombers

Human rights judges have ruled against a complaint by Michael McKevitt and Liam Campbell, concerning the 1998 Omagh bombing, the single worst atrocity of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles.’

United Kingdom: Court dismisses paedophile’s human rights complaint

Shabir Ahmed’s human rights chalenge, based on allegations that his trial was tainted by ethnic discrimination and anti-Muslim bias, was rejected by Strasbourg judges.