Human rights timeline 2014: Azerbaijan and Russia

A review of how events in Azerbaijan, in Russia and in Strasbourg have helped to shape this year’s human rights news.

United Kingdom: July 2005 terrorists await human rights judgement

Muktar Said Ibrahim, Ramzi Mohammed, Yassin Omar and Ismail Abdurahman complain that they were victims of a UK breach of European human rights law.

Belgium: Human rights judges probe Islamic ‘kafala’ child adoption system

The case concerns the procedure in Belgium for the adoption by Chbihi Loudoudi and Ms Ben Said of their Moroccan niece, who had been entrusted to their care by kafala.

2014 Review: Top 10 podcasts and interviews

It has been a vintage year for the Council of Europe’s reputation as the home of human rights expertise. Here are the best interviews and podcasts …. in reverse order!

Czech Republic: Court backs mum in new birth hospital human rights row

The case concerned a court-ordered interim measure requiring the return to hospital of a new-born baby and its mother, who had just given birth and had immediately gone home, and the lack of any remedy by which to complain about that measure.