Court: Some aspects of UK surveillance regimes violate convention

Judges at Strasbourg’s European Court declared today that “some aspects of UK surveillance regimes violate human rights laws.” The ruling came in a judgement on the case of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom (applications nos. 58170/13, 62322/14 and 24960/15).

Armenia: Judges’ ruling on ‘enriched uranium smuggling’ human rights complaint

The case concerned criminal proceedings brought against an Armenian national, Garik Dadayan, for aiding and abetting the smuggling of enriched uranium into Georgia.

United Kingdom: Human rights commissioner urges independent inquiry into counterterrorism abuses

“A new and full inquiry can ensure all necessary lessons of the past are learned,” writes Dunja Mijatović in a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May. “It would also send out a positive signal to other Council of Europe member states facing similar challenges, a number of which are also still to provide a full account of their involvement in rendition and secret detention programmes in the post-9/11 era.”

Experts warn Skopje authorities over “clearly disappointing” response to anti-corruption compliance

Only six of 19 recommendations have been implemented satisfactorily. Of the remaining recommendations, eight have been partially implemented and five have not been implemented.

Entry into force of Protocol No. 16 to the European Convention on Human Rights

Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights, said: “The entry into force of Protocol No. 16 will strengthen dialogue between the European Court of Human Rights and the highest national courts.