Court to trial new ‘friendly settlements’ procedure

Under the new system, the court’s registry will have the discretion to make a friendly settlement proposal when respondent governments are given notice1 of applications.

Italy: Court ruling in Rome property rights dispute

Human rights law was breached by Italian authorities “complete and prolonged failure” to evict 150 housing rights activists from a 8000 square metre building in Rome.

Court: Lithuanian border guards’ block on Russian migrants asylum applications violated human rights law

The case concerned a Russian family of seven who, after leaving Chechnya, tried on three separate occasions to seek asylum in Lithuania. Each time, they were refused the right to make an application at the border.

Court: Slovakian authorities failed to investigate possible racist motive in police officer’s anti-Roma killing spree

The case concerned a shooting spree in 2012 by an off-duty police officer at the home of a Roma family. The two applicants in the case, a married couple, were seriously injured and three members of their family were killed.

Court: Award-winning Azerbaijani journalist’s rights were breached

Haziyev used to write for the newspaper Azadliq and was the presenter of a TV show, “Azerbaijani Hour”,which was critical of the government, winning an international award in 2016 for his work.