Russia: Opposition leaders hope for judges’ support in human rights challenge

Two Russian opposition politicians hope Strasbourg judges will agree tomorrow that their human rights were breached by national authorities.

France: Court to rule on Somali pirate human rights protests

Tomorrow, Strasbourg judges will decide whether 10 Somali men accused by France of piracy, suffered a breach of their human rights.

Conference: How to include people with disabilities in disaster preparedness and response

Policy makers and government representatives will gather in Brussels tomorrow, for a two-day conference discussing the inclusion of disabled people in disaster preparedness and response strategies.

Moldova: Court backs human rights challenge to former president’s defamation immunity

Human rights judges say Moldova was wrong to grant blanket immunity to former President of Moldova Vladimir Voronin, in defamation proceedings against him.

Turkey: Court awards €10,000 to woman after gender discrimination human rights complaint

The case concerned a dismissal from public sector employment – a state-run electricity company – on grounds of gender.