Latvia: Judges award €10,000 after human rights breach

A Latvian held in a psychiatric hospital against his will for eight months has been awarded €10,000 after judges accepted that his human rights were violated.

Italy: Court moves to end media speculation on Berlusconi human rights complaints

Speculation in Italy’s media concerning human rights complaints lodged by Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has today triggered a response from the European Court’s Registrar.

Something for the weekend (39)

Fighting match-fixing, celebrating improvements to women’s safety, advancing democracy in the southern Mediterranean and some compelling court announcements- the organisation’s last-days-of-summer schedule was a brain-food feast for policy wonks and human rights activists alike.

Ukraine: First report on impact of human trafficking

The Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking unit welcomes the adoption of a comprehensive anti-trafficking law and national anti-trafficking programmes but notes that “a number of challenges remain to be tackled through legislative, policy or practical measures.”

France: Court concern over use of crime database system

Court rules that French crime database system in breach of Convention for storing information on individuals against whom proceedings have been dropped.