Malta failed to protect ship-yard workers from exposure to asbestos

The case concerned ship-yard repair workers who were exposed to asbestos for a number of decades beginning in the 1950s to the early 2000s, which led to them suffering from asbestos-related conditions.

Latvia: Court judgement on ‘Gozi Virus’ cyber-crime suspect’s human rights complaint

Suspect in cyber-crime related offences would not be exposed to a real risk of ill-treatment if he were extradited to the United States.

Poland: Court awards €230,000 in CIA secret rendition and ‘torture’ judgement

Human rights judges today declared that Poland cooperated in the “preparation and execution of the CIA rendition, secret detention and interrogation operations” of two terrorism suspects.

Nils Muižnieks: Hungarian politicians must stop stigmatising human rights NGOs

Human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks has written to a top Hungarian government official to express his concerns about the “stigmatising rhetoric” used against human rights defenders.

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.