Portraits of Catalan separatists leaders:   the case is widely seen as the most important, and politically charged,  in Spain’s modern era. Photograph: Luis  Gene/AFP/Getty Images

Pro-independence activists plan to assemble giant TV screens in town squares across Catalonia so that locals can follow events taking place sever(...)

The man denies being involved in groups including al-Qaeda and claims he is at risk of being tortured at secret facilities in Algeria due to his political views.

The European Court of Human Rights has asked the Irish Government not to deport an Algerian man with alleged links to Islamic terrorism until it has c(...)

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a further appeal by a jailed sex offender who made three young girls take Polaroid pictures of themselves as he sexually abused them.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a further appeal by a jailed sex offender who made three young girls take Polaroid pictures of themselves as he (...)

The use of the data, Graham Dwyer claimed, breached his rights, including to privacy, under the Constitution, EU Charter and the European Convention on Human Rights. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a “leapfrog” appeal by the State against an important ruling in favour of convicted murderer Graham Dwyer. A hear(...)

Catalonia’s former vice-president and elected member of parliament Oriol Junqueras: in jail since autumn 2017. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty

Spain has issued a formal complaint to the United Nations about a human rights delegation that published a report calling for the immediate release of(...)

 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The body of 39-year-old Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside (...)

Ugandan LGBT refugees in a protected section of Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. They fled Uganda following the anti-gay laws enacted in 2014. Photograph: Sally Hayden

A long-awaited high court ruling in Kenya dealt a crushing blow to LGBT+ East Africans, as judges announced that colonial-era legislation criminalisin(...)

Barry Doyle admitted killing Geoghegan in the 15th interview and gave a number of details about the crime. Photograph: PA Wire

The killer of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in a notorious 2008 Limerick mistaken identity case has failed in an appeal of his sentence to the Strasbou(...)

Laura Codruta Kovesi, Romania’s former chief anti-corruption prosecutor and thorn in the side of the government, was forced out of her job last year by the justice minister. Photograph: Daniel Mihailesdu/AFP/Getty Images

When EU leaders met this month in Sibiu, Romania, to cast the future of a post-Brexit EU in as positive light as possible, there was a subtext to the (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said there was ‘no worse crime than one against a child and no worse form of crime or a crime that is more unspeakable than child abuse’. File photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted that the ex-gratia scheme established for victims of child sexual abuse while they were pupils in State schools is(...)

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