Turkey: Murat Arslan wins fifth Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

Arslan has been in detention since 2016. He is a former Rapporteur of the Turkish Constitutional Court and president of the now dissolved Association for the Union of Judges and Prosecutors (YARSAV).

Latvia: Court judgement reveals inhuman and degrading detention conditions of deaf and mute prisoner

The case concerned a complaint from Valters Ābele, who was born in 1968. He is currently in jail in Jēkabpils, after being sentenced to 15 years and six months in prison for aggravated murder.

Court: Russia wrong to sanction editor over Chechen leaders’ statements splash

Judges have ruled that Russia’s criminal conviction of an editor for the publication of statements by Chechen leaders was unjustified, under human rights law.

Spain: Court backs migrants over ‘collective expulsion’ human rights complaint

The immediate return to Morocco of sub-Saharan migrants who were attempting to enter Spanish territory in Melilla amounted to a collective expulsion of foreign nationals, in breach of the convention.

Romania: Court puts family rights protection in human rights spotlight

Tomorrow, the human rights spotlight will fall on family rights protection in Romania, when Strasbourg judges reveal their decisions in two complaints.