Court: Turkey must reform religious education in schools

According to the European Court of Human rights, the Turkish education system is inadequately equipped to ensure respect for parents’ convictions.

Nils Muižnieks calls for “effective investigation” of Crimea’s human rights abuses

“It is crucial to conduct an effective investigation into possible violations of the right to life and the prohibition against torture and to ensure accountability for the perpetrators,” said the Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of his 7 – 12 September visits to Kyiv, Moscow and Simferopol.

Romania: Court’s Grand Chamber to reveal judgement on demo crackdown violence

The case concerns the investigation and the length of the proceedings brought following the violent crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in Bucharest in June 1990.

Video: Panos Kakaviatos’ Lisbon Forum 2014 preview

In this video, Panos Kakaviatos looks ahead to next week’s Lisbon Forum.

Thorbjørn Jagland: Europe’s democracies face a crisis of trust

“In most European capitals, democracy remains the only game in town,” the Secretary General told today’s European Conference of Presidents of Parliament. “But people are starting to have doubts whether it is still a game worth playing.”