Something for the weekend (44)

Lithuania demands Russia sanction; the principles at stake in post-Charlie Hebdo Europe, ‘Roma-phobia,’ an endorsement from UKIP’s Nigel Farage and will Hollywood glamour, history and human rights combine to make Strasbourg the new Darfur? Something for the weekend – the whatever next edition!

Podcast: Ulrich Bunjes – Europe’s ‘Romaphobia,’ the ‘Strasbourg Declaration’ policy review and George Soros talks

The Secretary General’s Special Representative for Roma issues admits his shock at the refusal of a French mayor to bury a Roma child and confirms the direction of the organisation’s review of Roma policy and its evaluation of the impact of the 2010 Strasbourg Declaration.

Five-month deadline for new anti-terror measures

Experts will draft an additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism aimed at criminalising the recruitment, training, preparation and travel for the purpose of committing terrorist acts, following an agreement by the Committee of Ministers.

Ukraine: Court “discontinues” examination of Tymoshenko human rights complaint

The case – the second application brought by the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko before the ECHR – mainly concerned the criminal proceedings brought against her in April 2011 relating to contracts for the supply of gas.

Denmark: Minorities report highlights “free-speech” law change fears

The Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM), states that “a proposed amendment to the Criminal Code, which would decriminalise insulting speech and criminalise only statements leading to disturbance of the public order, would inevitably lead to the worsening of the climate of the public debate in Denmark.”