Hungary: Motorist suffered inhuman and degrading treatment after police breathalyser refusal

The case concerned the applicant being forced to take a urine test via a catheter on suspicion of his being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving.

Romania: Human rights failings lead judges to make €21,500 award

Human rights failings uncovered in an investigation into a police identity check, which left a man with injuries, have led Strasbourg judges to make a €21,500 award against Romania.

France: Judges make €30,000 award to financial analyst after double prosecution, double conviction rights breach

The case concerned the right not to be tried or punished twice (ne bis in idem). The applicant, Antoine Nodet, a financial analyst, was fined by the financial markets regulator, the AMF, for manipulation of a share price, and subsequently by criminal courts for the offence of obstructing the proper operation of the stock market by the same action.

Turkey: Wronged teacher wins human rights court backing

The case concerned the refusal by the Ministry of Education to appoint Abdullah Yılmaz to a teaching post abroad even though he had passed a competitive examination.

Court: Lithuanian law prohibiting professional medical assistance for home births did not breach mothers’ rights

The case concerned Lithuania’s law on medical assistance for home births. The applicants, four women, had unsuccessfully requested that the Ministry of Health amend the legislation that prohibited medical professionals from assisting in home births.