Finland: Court set for judgement on transsexual’s human rights plea

A human rights protest from a Finnish transsexual concerning her inability to be recognised as a woman without changing marital status, will be the subject of a court judgement next Wednesday.

Video: Democratic participation and the challenge of social media use in the classroom

In this video, contributors to an eight day summer school for teachers examine ways of increasing democratic participation and also analyse the use of social media networks in classrooms.

Belgium: New court hearing for HIV-positive mum’s residency protest

Judges have agreed to a new human rights hearing in a case concerning Belgium’s denial of a residency permit to a HIV-positive woman and its wish to return her to Nigeria.

Court: Prison regime of life prisoners in Bulgaria should be reformed

Breaches of human rights law by Bulgarian authorities have prompted court judges to urge reform of the country’s treatment of life prisoners.

Judges award €30,000 to two Turkish journalists after human rights violations

The European Court of Human Rights declared today that Turkey breached human rights law by holding two investigative journalists in pre-trial detention for more than one year.