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 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…
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 is the removal of a tenant from rental property by the landlord.
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.
Evidence is the materials used to support an individual’s case in a court of law.
A Latin term, from a base cause no right of action will arise. A legal principle that one knowingly engaged in an illegal activity and may not claim damages arising out of that activity.
Examination refers to the primary questioning of a witness during a trial that is conducted by the side for which that person is acting as a witness.
A conveyancing term which refers to the exchange of contracts. Once signed, there is a legally binding contract between the seller and buyer for the sale and purchase of a property.
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…