Azerbaijan: Prison death in custody leads to father’s €23,500 award

A father has been awarded €23,500 by human rights judges following the death in custody of his son in an Azerbaijan jail.

Nils Muižnieks: Greece must take action against “long-standing and systemic problem of excessive use of violence in law enforcement”

Today the Commissioner for Human Rights published correspondence with the Greek government in which he raises his concern about new reports of ill-treatment by police officers.

Cyprus conference: Videos and podcasts on freedom of expression in the digital age

Experts, lawyers, academics, politicians and members of the judiciary gathered in Niçcosia last month to discuss the challenges to freedom of expression in the digital era. here is a summary of the main interviews, photos and presentations from the event.

Belgium: Human rights breach over work-place sex assault allegations leads to €33,000 award

The case concerned the investigation carried out by the Belgian authorities after the applicant had lodged a criminal complaint alleging rape and indecent assault.

Nils Muižnieks fears for public service broadcasting in Europe

A “well-funded and strong public service media” are a good indicator that a democracy is healthy, according to the Commissioner for Human Rights.