Latvia: Court makes €16,500 award after ‘body snatcher’ human rights breach

Removal of tissue from a deceased man’s body without the knowledge or consent of his wife amounted to degrading treatment, human rights judges declared today.

Latvia: Judges to rule on wife’s ‘body snatcher’ complaint

The case concerns the removal of a man’s body tissue by forensic experts after his death without his wife’s knowledge or consent.

Georgia: Human rights commissioner calls for action to protect LGBT- support organisation

Nils Muižnieks posted on Facebook his concern at “recent reports of threats against LGBTI persons in Georgia, in particular against the NGO Identitoba.”

Switzerland: Three-day registration deadline for justice seminar

The two day conference starts on 26 February, at the Study Centre (Centre d’Etudes) in Gerzensee (Switzerland). Completed applications must be registered by 15 January.

Switzerland: Armenian genocide-denial complaint set for Grand Chamber hearing

The applicant, Doğu Perinçek, is a Turkish national , who, as the chairman of the Turkish Workers’ Party, participated in various conferences in Switzerland in 2005 and publicly denied that the Ottoman Empire had perpetrated the crime of genocide against the Armenian people in 1915.