Georgia: Court backs 13 Jehovah’s Witnesses in religious discrimination human rights dispute

The applicants submitted that in 2000 and 2001 they had been the victims of various instances of intimidation and aggression towards Jehovah’s Witnesses either by Orthodox religious extremists or by the authorities, including the police.

Russia: Pedro Agramunt – “The voice of MPs from all Europe’s 47 countries must be heard in the Assembly”

” The Parliamentary Assembly brings together 47 member States of the CoE, not 46,” said Parliamentary Assembly president Pedro Agramunt, at the end of his visit to Russia.

Russia: Jagland warns against “regression” of decriminalising domestic violence

In a letter to the Chairpersons of the State Duma and the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Jagland states: “I call upon you to do anything within your powers to strengthen the right of Russian families to live free from violence and intimidation.

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017: Call for nominations

The prize, created in 2013, will be awarded on 9 October in Strasbourg. Last year, human rights activist (photo) Nadia Murad (Iraq), who brought the plight of the Yazidi community to international attention, scooped the honour.

Georgia: Human rights court decision looms in Jehovah’s Witness complaint against harassment

The case concerns alleged harassment of Jehovah’s witnesses in Georgia.