United Kingdom: Court hearing on ‘Snowden’ bulk interception of external communications

Later today, a hearing opens at Strasbourg’s European Court into three complaints against the United Kingdom, triggered by the leak of the electronic surveillance information by Edward Snowden.

United Kingdom: Court to announce ruling on murder suspect’s challenge to USA extradition

The case concerns the extradition of British national Phillip Harkins to the United States of America (USA) to face trial for first-degree murder.

United Kingdom: Human rights judges endorse decisions by courts in Charlie Gard case

The case concerned Charlie Gard, a baby suffering from a rare and fatal genetic disease.

United Kingdom: Anti-torture experts sound alarm over spiralling prison violence

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) expresses deep concern about “severe generalised violence” in a number of United Kingdom prisons and says that none of the jails visited by its delegation last year could be considered safe for prisoners or staff.

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.