Azerbaijan: Thorbjørn Jagland reacts strongly to Supreme Court rejection of Ilgar Mammadov’s appeal

“Today, Azerbaijan’s highest court has failed to uphold the country’s legal obligation to execute the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights,” the Secretary General declared.

Belgium: New report highlights “intolerable” detention conditions during prison strike

In its report today, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) publishes its findings from a May 2016 visit to Huy, Ittre and Jamioulx prisons, as well as in the social defence establishment (EDS) in Paifve.

End Child Sex Abuse Day: Secretary General Europe Thorbjørn Jagland urges more assistance to victims

Speaking ahead of the 18th of November European Day on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, he said: “There can be no trivial cases – any harm caused by the sexual abuse or exploitation of a child is significant and must be addressed.

Portugal: Grand Chamber hearing starts into fatal botched nose-op human rights complaint

A Grand Chamber human rights hearing has opened into a complaint from a Portuguese widow whose husband died after a nose operation.

Czech Republic: European court rules on human rights of home birth mothers

The human rights of home birth mothers was raised by a complaint against the Czech Republic by two women who wished to avoid unnecessary medical intervention in delivering their babies,