Italy: European Parliament ‘Mafia’ defamation row set for human rights court judgement

The case concerns the dismissal of an action for defamation brought by David Petrie, the British Chair of the Association of Foreign Lecturers in Italy (ALLSI).

Podcast: No Hate Speech movement focusses on fight against anti-Semitism

This week, activists from the No Hate Speech movement, met in Strasbourg, to develop new approaches to the fight against anti-Semitism.

Russia: Transdniestria businessman awarded more than €140,000 after human rights breaches

The case concerned Vitalie Eriomenco’s complaints about his conditions of detention, lack of medical treatment necessary for his health condition, his family’s inability to visit him in prison and the search and seizure of his house.

Azerbaijan: Prison death in custody leads to father’s €23,500 award

A father has been awarded €23,500 by human rights judges following the death in custody of his son in an Azerbaijan jail.

Nils Muižnieks: Greece must take action against “long-standing and systemic problem of excessive use of violence in law enforcement”

Today the Commissioner for Human Rights published correspondence with the Greek government in which he raises his concern about new reports of ill-treatment by police officers.