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.

Latvia: Father hopes for Strasbourg court backing over daughter’s ‘botched’ murder inquiry complaint

Maigonis Emars claims Latvian police botched an investigation into his daughter’s murder, to protect a co-worker.

Jagland: Europe needs common legal framework to fight challenge of ‘foreign fighters’ and ‘Islamic State’ terrorism

The Secretary General has backed measures which he believes could help to curb the flow of “foreign terrorist fighters” while not infringing on human rights.