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Europe's top rights court found that a ban on information about a parliamentary inquiry into graft allegations violated Banu Guven's rights to freedom of expression.

Ahmet Altan was released from the Silivri prison on Istanbul's western outskirts a few hours after the verdict was announced on Wednesday.

UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

The New Arab Staff

UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

Former NATO Secretary George Robertson said the bill would have 'undermined some of the most basic legal standards for which this nation was renowned'.

Free speech, Israel-Palestine and the battle to define anti-Semitism

Ziad Al-Qattan

Free speech, Israel-Palestine and the battle to define anti-Semitism

In-depth: UCL academics say the IHRA definition does nothing to eradicate anti-Semitism but shuts down debate on Palestine.

UK foreign minister wants trade deals with rights violators

The New Arab Staff

UK foreign minister wants trade deals with rights violators

Avoiding trade agreements with human rights violators would prevent the UK from tapping into 'growth markets', Raab said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia rejects calls from Europe court to release Navalny

Moscow swiftly rejected a call by a European rights court to released jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Wednesday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender Kavala

The internationally recognised patron of culture and the arts is still in prison despite having been acquitted in February in connection with ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Britain unveils law to protect soldiers from prosecutions

The British government unveiled plans to provide "stronger legal protections" for military personnel and veterans who could face war crimes ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

European rights chief pays controversial Turkey visit

Rights advocates have raised concerns over freedom of the press, the independence of the judiciary and access to the internet.

As annexation looms, no one will hold Israel accountable

Nour Odeh

As annexation looms, no one will hold Israel accountable

Analysis: A lack of political will in the international community will allow Israeli annexation to proceed with impunity.

Yara Hawari

The right to boycott: BDS, Israel and the ECHR

In a major victory for the BDS movement, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that boycotts are a protected form of protest.

<em>ECHR</em> fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

The New Arab

ECHR fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

Ankara has been ordered to pay out compensation over the detentions of a man celebrating the Kurdish new year and a university student ...

Turkey deploys police to prevent Greece pushing back refugees

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey deploys police to prevent Greece pushing back refugees

Turkey has deployed 1,000 police on its border with Greece to prevent Greek forces pushing back refugees.

Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

The New Arab & agencies

Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's decision to ban Wikipedia violated freedom of expression.

France challenged over refusal to allow IS-members' children home

The New Arab & agencies

France challenged over refusal to allow IS-members' children home

France faces a legal challenge over their refusal to allow children of IS members to return home.

The New Arab & agencies

French grandparents fight for children's return home from Syria

The four-year-old girl and three-year-old boy are among the estimated 500 children of French citizens awaiting their fate in Kurdish-run camps.

Warda Mohamed

France and Tunisia's war or terror: An introduction

Comment: 'How do we define terrorism?' and who should be classed as a 'terrorist'? Warda Mohammed introduces this special series on responses to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey state of emergency 'chilling' for society: Rights chief

The head of a European rights watchdog said Turkey's prolonged state of emergency following the July 2016 failed coup was concerning in its ...

The New Arab

UK paid over $28 million in Iraq compensation

A freedom of information request has revealed that 1,471 claims brought against the UK army over alleged abuses committed in Iraq have cost ...

The price of love: Migration rules punishing British-Yemeni families The price of love: Migration rules punishing British-Yemeni families

Paola Tamma

The price of love: Migration rules punishing British-Yemeni families

Investigation: Britons are being separated from foreign spouses and children, leaving hundreds stranded in war-torn Yemen, and creating perverse ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey opposition appeals referendum result at top court

The Republican People's Party's lawyer Atilla Kart formally lodged the petition with the Council of State on Friday afternoon.

Turkey opposition threatens legal challenge to referendum result

The New Arab

Turkey opposition threatens legal challenge to referendum result

Secularist opposition moots possibility of ECHR involvement in Turkey's referendum after claims of irregularities and improper practice ...

Britain's far-right in disarray as Tories eye Blackshirt vote

James Brownsell

Britain's far-right in disarray as Tories eye Blackshirt vote

Comment: A fist-fight in the European Parliament leaves a leading anti-immigration politician in hospital, while the UK government steers course ...

Turkey to suspend European rights convention following failed coup

The New Arab

Turkey to suspend European rights convention following failed coup

Turkey said it will not implement its obligations to the European Convention on Human Rights after parliament approved a nationwide state of ...

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