Witness series – Youth In Europe: How the Council of Europe-EU partnership helps vulnerable young Europeans

“We want to empower young people and bring out their potential,” says Karin Lopatta-Loibl, the European Union’s Directorate General for Education and Culture Youth Policy Officer, in this podcast interview. “We want to see what they need to be autonomous and to live a self-defined autonomous life.”

Bulgaria: Court freezes all detention conditions cases

All pending and future complaints to Strasbourg judges against Bulgaria, concerning poor conditions of detention, have been frozen, the Europe Court of Human Rights confirmed today.

Azerbaijan: “Stop reprisals against human rights defenders,” says Nils Muižnieks

“The targeting of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan must stop,” the Commissioner for Human Rights declared at the end of his two-day visit to the country.

Media in spotlight in two ‘sex scandal’ human rights complaints

Next week, judges will issue rulings on two complaints against Romania and Switzerland, which highlight the role played by the media in exposing alleged sex scandals.

Court rules against Germany in police ‘drug entrapment’ complaint

Human rights judges declared today that German courts should not have used evidence obtained by police incitement against a drug-trafficking suspect.