George Soros in talks with Council of Europe over new European Roma Institute

Further discussions with the chair of the Open Society Foundations are planned later this month, according to Ulrich Bunjes, the Council of Europe’s new Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues.

Poland: Court set for judgement on Guantanamo Bay detainees’ ‘secret rendition CIA torture’ complaints

The cases concern the “rendition” of two men, who were suspected of terrorist acts, to secret detention sites of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Poland at which harsh – so-called “enhanced” – interrogation methods were used by the CIA.

Turkey: Court backs Chinese Muslims’ protest against deportation

The case concerned the threat of deportation from Turkey to China of five Chinese nationals of Uighur origin who claimed that they were targets in their country of origin on account of their political and religious beliefs.

Court: Turkey must regulate use of tear-gas

Human rights judges say so long as the Turkish system did not comply with the requirements of the European Convention, the inappropriate use of potentially fatal weapons during demonstrations was likely to give rise to violations.

Petition: Make 22 July the European Day for Victims of Hate Crime

Three years to the day since Anders Behring Breivik’s terrorist outrage in Norway, anti-discrimination activists want 22 July declared Europe’s day for commemorating the victims of hate-crime.