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07 November 2011 by Juergen Schurr

The long-awaited judgement in the case of Ahorugeze v Sweden was delivered by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on 27 October. Judges decided that Sylvere Ahorugeze’s extradition to Rwanda would not breach the European Convention on Human Rights: his extradition would not expose him to a real risk of ill-treatment (Article 3) and it conformed with his rights to a fair trial, guaranteed by Article 6.

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07 April 2010 by Linawati Sidarto

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg is considering a landmark lawsuit filed by 23 asylum seekers against the Italian state, which in the past year has intercepted boats filled with potential migrants in international waters and shipping them off to Libya.

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28 March 2011 by -

When High Court Judge Baltasar Garzon began digging into the crimes of Spain's Franco era he ran into obstacles of the highest legal order.

By Richard Walker

The country's Supreme Court halted his enquiries and criminal proceedings are currently in motion against him.

Now, after fighting the powers ranging against him with every weapon in the Spanish legal armoury, he has brought his case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg. His legal counsel says it is his last resort.

The European Court of Human Rights