Court: Russia wrong to sanction editor over Chechen leaders’ statements splash

Judges have ruled that Russia’s criminal conviction of an editor for the publication of statements by Chechen leaders was unjustified, under human rights law.

Spain: Court backs migrants over ‘collective expulsion’ human rights complaint

The immediate return to Morocco of sub-Saharan migrants who were attempting to enter Spanish territory in Melilla amounted to a collective expulsion of foreign nationals, in breach of the convention.

Romania: Court puts family rights protection in human rights spotlight

Tomorrow, the human rights spotlight will fall on family rights protection in Romania, when Strasbourg judges reveal their decisions in two complaints.

Germany: Court rejects media image ban complaint

The case concerned the complaint by two media companies about a judicial order banning the publication of images in which the defendant in a criminal trial for murder could be identified.

Nils Muižnieks: Russia’s freedom of assembly laws need “ thorough revision”

“The Russian legislation on freedom of assembly has been made considerably more restrictive in recent years,” the Commissioner for Human Rights states in a new Memorandum published today.