European Court of Human Rights

Greek Lawyer Elected Judge to the European Court of Human Rights

Greek lawyer Ioannis Ktistakis, an Associated Professor of Law at Democritus University in Thrace, was elected Tuesday as judge to the European Court of Human Rights. He was elected by the Council’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE). An announcement by PACE reads: "Mr Ktistakis,...

The First Woman Appointed Secretary-General of the European Court of Human Rights is Greek

Marialena Tsirli, a Greek native, is the first woman to be appointed Secretary-General of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Marialena Tsirli, a graduate of the Ursulines Hellenic-French School and the Athens Law School, continued her postgraduate and doctoral...

European Court Gives Greece Go-Ahead for Migrant Detention Centers

Enclosed detention facilities for migrants and asylum seekers are not prohibited by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), its President said on Tuesday at a briefing in the Greek Parliament. Court President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos said that as long as...

Greece Nominates European Court of Human Rights for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Friday announcing the decision taken by the country's current administration regarding their nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020. ''Greece, by the decision of the Greek government, proposes the...

ECHR Accuses Greece of Violating Human Rights of Five Minor Migrants

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Greece had violated the human rights of five minors aged between 14 and 17 years. The unaccompanied minors had entered the EU via Greece in 2016, desiring to go to...

Greek Judge Sicilianos Elected President of European Court of Human Rights

Greek judge Linos Alexandros Sicilianos was elected as President of the European Court of Human Rights on Monday. According to a press release issued by the court on Monday afternoon, Sicilianos will take office on May 5, 2019. Sicilianos will succeed the...

European Court Condemns Greece for Treatment of Child Migrants

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday condemned Greece for their treatment of child migrants and refugees in cases dating to early 2016. It ordered Greece to pay €4,000 to each of the nine migrants and refugees aged...

European Court Rules Against Greece in Sharia Law Case

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Wednesday that Greece violated a prohibition on discrimination by applying Islamic religious law to an inheritance dispute among members of the country's Muslim minority. According to an AP report, the court ruled...

Turkish FM Calls Muslim Minority of Thrace "Turks", Says Rights Violated

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday once again called people belonging to the Muslim minority of Western Thrace "Turks" whose rights are being violated by Greece. The statement came in response to a European Court of Human Rights decision...

EU Court Rules Against Greece in 2005 Wiretapping Death

A European court has ordered Greece to pay damages to relatives of a Vodafone Telecoms executive who was found dead on the eve of the government’s discovery of a major illegal wiretapping operation targeting the country’s political and military...