Spain: Court backs migrants over ‘collective expulsion’ human rights complaint

The immediate return to Morocco of sub-Saharan migrants who were attempting to enter Spanish territory in Melilla amounted to a collective expulsion of foreign nationals, in breach of the convention.

Romania: Court puts family rights protection in human rights spotlight

Tomorrow, the human rights spotlight will fall on family rights protection in Romania, when Strasbourg judges reveal their decisions in two complaints.

Germany: Court rejects media image ban complaint

The case concerned the complaint by two media companies about a judicial order banning the publication of images in which the defendant in a criminal trial for murder could be identified.

Nils Muižnieks: Russia’s freedom of assembly laws need “ thorough revision”

“The Russian legislation on freedom of assembly has been made considerably more restrictive in recent years,” the Commissioner for Human Rights states in a new Memorandum published today.

Greece: Anti-torture committee criticises treatment of irregular migrants and continued detention of migrant children

The new report published today raises concerns over the situation in “hotspots” on the Aegean islands.