Article 3: Prohibition of Torture (Part 3 of ECHR Series)

Welcome back to the ECHR series! Last time we looked at Article 2: Right to Life. This week we are looking at Article 3, the prohibition of torture. This is probably one of the most well known rights, usually incorporated into many national constitutions and international conventions. Convention Article 3 simply says: "No one shall … Continue reading Article 3: Prohibition of Torture (Part 3 of ECHR Series)

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VOTE!!!

This isn't really a blog post, it's more of a reminder for all Irish citizens to vote on 26 October. This referendum is on the removal of "blasphemy" from the Constitution. Currently Article 40.6.1 prohibits the "publication or utterance" of blasphemous material. Blasphemy is described in an accompanying act as anything that is offensive or … Continue reading VOTE!!!

Article 2: Right to Life (Part 2 ECHR Series)

Welcome to part 2 of the ECHR series (click hereĀ for part 1). A quick side note before we look at Article 2, Article 1 provides that the Convention applies to "everyone" within the Contracting State's jurisdiction. This does not restrict the application of the Convention to State citizens, but anyone who finds themselves within the … Continue reading Article 2: Right to Life (Part 2 ECHR Series)

General Background Information (Part 1 ECHR Series)

To kick off this series, I am providing some general background information on the European Convention of Human Rights, the Court and some legal principles that are necessary to be aware of to understand the rest of the series. These legal principles are straightforward and will help those of you with no legal background. They … Continue reading General Background Information (Part 1 ECHR Series)