Azerbaijan: Three activists await court decisions

Three internationally-known human rights activists will find out later this week if Strasbourg judges back their complaints against Azerbaijan.

Bulgaria: Court ruling on ex-royal family complaint

Human rights judges have announced they will examine two property complaints lodged with the European court by the former King of Bulgaria and his sister.

Germany: Court rejects blogger’s Nazi Himmler free expression complaint

The case concerned Hans Burkhard Nix’s conviction for posting a picture on his blog in 2014 of the former SS chief Heinrich Himmler in SS uniform wearing a swastika armband.

Dunja Mijatović takes up post of Commissioner for Human Rights

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national was elected last January by the Parliamentary Assembly and becomes the first woman to hold this post, succeeding Nils Muižnieks (2012-2018), Thomas Hammarberg (2006-2012) and Alvaro Gil-Robles (1999-2006).

United Kingdom: Court rejects application by parents of Alfie Evans

The applicants are the parents of Alfie Evans, born on 9 May 2016, who has been on ventilation in hospital after becoming seriously ill with a catastrophic and untreatable, progressive, neurodegenerative condition.