Malta: Banning ‘Stitching’ play for “insulting Auschwitz victims and portraying dangerous sexual perversion” breached human rights law

As Just Satisfaction, the court awarded 10,000 euros (EUR) (non-pecuniary damage), jointly, and EUR 10,000 (costs and expenses), jointly, to the applicants – Unifaun Theatre Productions Limited, a limited liability company, Christopher Gatt, Maria Pia Zammit and Mikhail Acopovich Basmadjian.

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland’s 2018 Report focuses on role and threats to institutions

In his report, the Secretary General invites all Council of Europe member states to recommit, in the interest of every European, to shared values, as reflected in the European Convention on Human Rights.

Russia: Jailed Chechnya conflict critic awarded €12,500 after human rights breach

Human rights judges have appealed for a “cautious” approach to hatespeech by governments after ruling that Russia had been harsh in jailing for five years, a critic of the Chechnya conflict.

Ukraine: Grand Chamber to examine four complaints against Russia over Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

The European Court of Human Rights Chamber dealing with four inter-State applications by Ukraine against Russia has decided to relinquish jurisdiction over the cases in favour of the Grand Chamber.

Cyprus: Anti-torture experts warn authorities over police abuse and prison overcrowding

Allegations of police abuse, prison overcrowding and poor conditions in psychiatric and social care establishments, are prominent in a new report on Cyprus.