HC Deb 22 June 1982 vol 26 cc35-6W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Attorney-General if he will list all those cases where the European Court of Human Rights has ruled against Her Majesty's Government; and what are the comparable figures for other members of the Council of Europe.

The Attorney-General

[pursuant to his reply, 18 May 1982, c. 57]: The following are the cases against the United Kingdom in which the European Court of Human Rights has found that a violation of the European Convention of Human Rights took place:

  • The Golder case
  • The case of Ireland v the United Kingdom
  • The Tyrer case
  • 36
  • The Sunday Times case
  • The case of Young, James and Webster
  • The Dudgeon case
  • The case of "X" (a mental health patient)
  • The Campbell and Cosans case

Findings of contravention of the convention by other countries have been made by the court as follows:

Country Number
Austria 3
Belgium 5
Federal Republic of Germany 2
Italy 2
Netherlands 2
Republic of Ireland 1