Assembly: Media freedom under serious threat in many European countries

Assembly MPs expressed concern at the “many cases” listed by the Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists, set up by the Council of Europe in 2015.

Podcast: Bioethics and Europe’s brave new world of “designer” babies

In this podcast, European patient organisation representative Cor Oosterwijk, discusses the vexed question of how new genetic technologies should be used in human reproduction.

Italy: Court rejects parents’ complaint against removal of Russian surrogate child

The case concerned the placement in social-service care of a nine-month-old child who had been born in Russia following a gestational surrogacy contract, entered into with a Russian woman by an Italian couple who had no biological relationship with the child.

Court: Life sentencing in Russia is not discriminatory

Human rights judges rejected complaints against Russia and ruled that life sentencing in the country is not discriminatory.

Podcast: Paola Profeta – Why women won’t wait for a “gradualist approach” to gender inclusion

In this podcast, Professor Paola Profeta explains why women, now better educated than men across Europe, cannot accept a “gradualist approach” to gender inclusion.