International anti-terror conference

Later this month, experts on organised crime and international terrorism will gather in Malaga to discuss efforts to improve strategic international coordination.

Russia: Prison colony lifer claims family rights breach

In a hearing now underway, life prisoner Andrey Khoroshenko complains that no long-term family visits were allowed during his detention in a special regime correctional colony.

Ukraine: Cemetery water poisoning row reaches Strasbourg court conclusion

A human rights row over a graveyard, which a Ukrainian resident claims damaged the local water supply, will be decided on Thursday.

Belgium: Court to rule on terror suspect’s US extradition human rights complaint

Later this week, judges will announce their ruling on a complaint against Belgium, amid claims that it flouted human rights law and extradited a Tunisian terror suspect to the United States.

Bulgaria: National minorities report highlights deteriorating climate of inter-ethnic tolerance

“The overall climate as regards interethnic tolerance in Bulgaria has deteriorated,” states the 5 August report published by the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM). “Racism has become increasingly widespread in political discourse and the media and extremist political parties have proliferated.”