Anti-torture committee warns states against intimidation of detainees who denounce ill-treatment

The Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) reportes ‘pay-back’ cases in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Spain, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Ukraine.

Iceland: Reykjavik embraces intercultural integration

The world’s northernmost capital is part of a community of 67 cities in 21 countries, following the ICC model of guidelines and good practice, in its efforts to strengthen social cohesion.

Italy: Grandparents’ contact rights protest wins judges’ support

Judges have accepted the complaint of Italian grandparents who protested against a 12 year ‘ban’ on meeting with their grand-daughter.

Turkey: Teen torture victim awarded €45,000 after human rights victory

Musa Ateşoğlu, then aged 17, was arrested by police officers on suspicion of robbery. During his interrogation, police beat him and subjected him to falaka (beating on the soles of his feet).

Quiz : How “interculturally competent” are you?

“Intercultural competence means far more than being tolerant or curious about others,” says Irena Guidikova, Head of the Intercultural Cities Programme.