European Court of Human Rights
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| European Court of Human Rights |
|Formation||21 January 1959|
|Parent organization||Council of Europe|
|Interests||European Convention on Human Rights|
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) was set up in 1959 to enforce the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
In November 1991, the ECtHR ruled that the UK government's ban on the publication and reporting of Spycatcher had breached the ECHR. The book was later cleared for publication in Britain.
In 2014 Privacy International brought a legal challenge to demand that the UKUSA agreement be publicised.
Torture of Abu Zubaydah
On July 24, 2014 the ECtHR ordered the Polish government to pay Abu Zubaydah €100,000 in damages and €30,000 in costs after it allowed the CIA to hold and torture Zubaydah on its territory in 2002–2003. Zubaydah said through his US lawyer that he would be donating the full €100,000 in damages to victims of torture.
|Document:A new turf war with Strasbourg pushes Warsaw further down the road towards Polexit from the EU||Article||4 August 2021||Paul Nuttall||Will the schism between Poland and the European Union over legal differences eventually lead to "Polexit"?|
|Document:Craig Murray - Political Prisoner of the British State||Speech||30 July 2021||Craig Murray||"This is selective prosecution. This is political persecution. And I have no doubt whatsoever that I go to jail as a political prisoner" (extract from Craig Murray's speech two days before going to Edinburgh's Saughton Jail).|
|Document:The Crown came for Craig Murray||blog post||29 July 2021||Gordon Dangerfield||“I go to jail with a clean conscience after a Kafkaesque trial. I believe this is actually the state’s long sought revenge for my whistleblowing on security service collusion with torture and my long term collaboration with Wikileaks and other whistleblowers."|
|Document:The Magnitsky Myth Exploded||blog post||16 September 2019||Craig Murray||Craig Murray: I am offering a bottle of Lagavulin to anybody who can find me an honest and fair MSM report of this judgement reflecting that the whole story was built on lies.|
|Document:Whistleblower Craig Murray Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison Over His Reporting On Former Scottish First Minister’s Trial||Article||Mohamed Elmaazi||Craig Murray tweets: "I cannot commend this article highly enough to anybody who wants to understand why and how I have been sentenced to prison."<a href="#cite_note-2"></a>|
- ↑ "Spycatcher and press freedom – Herald Scotland"
- ↑ "UK: New Calls for More Liberal State Secrets Law"
- ↑ http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/09/five-eyes-surveillance-pact-appeal-disclosure-human-rights
- ↑ https://news.yahoo.com/european-court-rejects-polish-appeal-cia-jail-case-183203445.html