EU/ECHR confusion

Mail still confused over the ECHR

When the European Commission’s London office sent the following note to several newsdesks at the end of the last year, they must have thought it was the end of the matter: Information note to Newsdesks: European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is… Read more

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More EU/ECHR confusion from the Mail

As regular readers of this blog will know, the Daily Mail, along with most other newspapers, seems to have some difficulty when it comes to the European Convention on Human Rights and, therefore, the European Court of Human Rights. They seem to… Read more

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EU/ECHR confusion: Brussels or Strasbourg?

As you probably know if you’re a regular reader, the newspapers have a lot of trouble telling the difference between the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. As I’ve pointed out before the ECHR (which is based in Strasbourg,… Read more

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EU/ECHR confusion: So it continues…

Today’s Daily Express carries a comment piece headlined: Despite this prominent mention of the EU, the piece begins: THE European Convention on Human Rights is often an enemy of the rights of law-abiding citizens and the duty of… Read more

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EU/ECHR confusion: We expect better too

Yesterday, the Mail website carried this headline: Now, if you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has recently ruled that the UK must allow prisoners the right to vote and that, on Thursday… Read more

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Does the Express know what it’s talking about?

Remember when I said that certain newspapers don’t seem to know the difference between the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, which are arguably two of their favourite subjects? Well, today’s Daily Express carries a very… Read more

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EU/ECHR confusion: Patrick O’Flynn

As the confusion over the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights is such a common problem, I’ve decided to start a series. No doubt after a few weeks of this series, both you and I will get sick to death of them and I’ll be forced to… Read more

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The Sun don’t know their EU from their ECHR

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is part of the Council of Europe, which is an entirely¬†separate¬†institution from the European Union. However, this is a distinction of which many newspapers seem to be unaware. A number of publications… Read more

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