Conference: How to include people with disabilities in disaster preparedness and response

Policy makers and government representatives will gather in Brussels tomorrow, for a two-day conference discussing the inclusion of disabled people in disaster preparedness and response strategies.

Moldova: Court backs human rights challenge to former president’s defamation immunity

Human rights judges say Moldova was wrong to grant blanket immunity to former President of Moldova Vladimir Voronin, in defamation proceedings against him.

Turkey: Court awards €10,000 to woman after gender discrimination human rights complaint

The case concerned a dismissal from public sector employment – a state-run electricity company – on grounds of gender.

Ukraine: Flight MH17 crash victim’s mother lodges court complaint

Today, the European Court of Human Rights confirmed media speculation that it has received a complaint from a mother of one of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight crash.

Finland: Photojournalist to launch Grand Chamber action against demo disobedience conviction

Judges ruled that there was no breach pof human rights law, as claimed by photojournalist Markus Veikko Pentikäinen but have now agreed to a new Grand Chamber hearing at the applicant’s request.