European Court of Human Rights

“Prior to 1998, the admissibility of petitions to the European Court of Human Rights was decided by the European Commission of Human Rights.  The Commission was abolished by Protocol 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights in 1998; individuals may now petition the Court directly."

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30 January 2019
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Am 24. Januar 2019 verurteilte der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte (EGMR) Italien, weil er die Rechte der örtliche Bevölkerung nicht ausreichend vor Umweltverschmutzungen durch das Ilva-Stahlwerk geschützt habe. Das größte Stahlwerk Europas...

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28 January 2019

European Court of Human Rights condemns Italy for failing to protect citizens from a polluting steel plant managed by ArcelorMittal

Author: Reuters

"European Court condemns Italy for pollution at Ilva steel plant", 24 Jan 2019...

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7 September 2017

European Court of Human Rights rules employers checking staff’s work emails without previous warning breach employees’ right to privacy

Author: Owen Bowcott & Kevin Rawlinson, Guardian (UK)

“Romanian whose messages were read by employer 'had privacy breached'”, 5 Sep 2017...

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5 September 2017
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Author: Zeit

Der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte hat eine Entlassung wegen privater Internetnutzung am Arbeitsplatz für rechtswidrig erklärt. Die Überwachung der elektronischen Kommunikation eines Arbeitnehmers bedeute eine Verletzung seiner Privatsphäre...

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5 September 2017
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30 March 2017

Greece: Human rights court awards €576,000 to forced labour migrant strawberry-pickers

Author: Human Rights Europe

Forty-two migrants, forced to pick strawberries under armed guard, have won the backing of human rights judges in their complaint against Greece. The European Court of Human Rights ruled today that the Bangladeshis were subjected to forced labour and...

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15 March 2017

Commentary: Companies are protected by human rights law, but enjoy impunity for human rights abuses, say academics

Author: David Whyte, Stefanie Khoury, The Conversation (UK)

"How human rights law has been used to guarantee corporations a ‘right to profit’", 15 March 2017...

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10 February 2017
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Author: Centro de Estudios de Derecho Ambiental de Tarragona (CEDAT)

“Derechos humanos y empresas europeas: Un manual práctico para las organizaciones de la sociedad civil y los defensores de los derechos humanos”, Septiembre 2016...

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10 February 2017

New guidance on cross-border litigation & non-judicial remedies for human rights abuses by European co.s

Author: Tarragona Centre for Environmental Law Studies (CEDAT)

“Human Rights in European Business: a practical handbook for civil society organisations and human rights defenders”, September 2016...

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10 February 2017
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Author: Centre d’études de droit de l’environnement de Tarragone (CEDAT)

“Droits de l’homme et entreprises européennes: Guide pratique à l’intention des organisations de la société civile et des défenseurs des droits de l’homme”, Septembre 2016...

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