European Convention on Human Rights

The European Convention on Human Rights is a landmark treaty that was drawn up in the aftermath of World War II. It protects human rights and fundamental freedoms aimed at achieving greater international unity in recognising the equal rights of men and women, and incorporating the traditions of civil liberty

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights aims to apply and to protect the civil and political rights of the continent’s citizens. It hears applications alleging that a member state has breached one or more of the human rights provisions concerning civil and political rights set out in the Convention and its protocols. An application can be lodged by…

European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice is the EU supreme court. It interprets EU law to make sure it is applied in the same way in all EU countries, and settles legal disputes between national governments and EU institutions. It consists of 27 Judges and 8 Advocates General. Each member state appoints one Judge on legal expertise.

Eviction Notice

Private tenants are usually entitled to a written Eviction Notice to leave their homes. How much notice you get depends on the type of tenancy you have and the reason you are being evicted. Usually a ‘Section 21’ notice gives you two months.

Exclusion of Witnesses

Exclusion of Witnesses is the rule of evidence that requires all witnesses (except the defendant and the plaintiff) to remain outside the courtroom until each is called to testify. Its objective is to prevent the witnesses from being influenced by one another’s testimony. It also prohibits a witness from discussing his or testimony with other…