Azerbaijan: Assembly committee condemns Ramil Safarov release treaty ‘abuse’

The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly has opposed Azerbaijan’s use of a prisoner transfer treaty as the basis for the immediate release of a soldier, Ramil Safarov, convicted of murdering an Armenian fellow participant on a NATO training course in Hungary.

Podcast: Policing hate crimes in the United Kingdom

In this podcast, Paul Giannasi outlines how the murders of Stephen Lawrence, Sophie Lancaster and Jody Dobrowski contributed to the United Kingdom government’s approach to tackling hate crimes.

Sweden : Court orders Grand Chamber hearing on gay asylum-seeker’s complaint

In its Chamber judgment of 26 June 2014, the European Court of Human Rights, unanimously, declared the complaint inadmissible under Article 8 of the convention.

Nils Muižnieks: Governments neglect children’s rights

The Commissioner for Human Rights today proposes four key challenges regarding children’s rights in Europe.

Turkey: Grenade-death fathers await human rights judgement

The case concerns the death of a nine-year-old boy, following the explosion of a hand-grenade with which he was playing, while in the company of his six-year-old cousin, who was also killed in the accident.