Anti-torture experts: Italy and Spain should strengthen air deportation safeguards

Two reports from the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) publish its findings in respect of two return flights that it monitored: one from Rome to Lagos (Nigeria) on 17 December 2015 and the other from Madrid to Bogotá (Colombia) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) on 18 February 2016.

Turkey: European Court of Human Rights to examine complaints against curfew measures

Complaints against curfew measures imposed by Turkey’s authorities following a failed coup attempt, are now under examination at the European Court of Human Rights.

Thorbjørn Jagland: Let’s celebrate rather than caricature the European Court of Human Rights

In an article in the New York Times, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, outlines how a “breakdown in the postwar consensus that accepted international law as a fair price for peace and prosperity,” is affecting the work and reputation of the European court.

Video: A true story of forced child marriage

Researcher Sorina Sein tells the heartbreaking story of two young Roma children forced to marry in Romania, when just 14 and 15 years old.

Russia : Checkmate for Kasparov as court backs former chess champion’s human rights challenge

The case Kasparov and Others v. Russia (No. 2) (application no. 51988/07) concerned the arrest of Garri Kasparov, the former world chess champion and political activist, along with another activist, Aleksandr Averin, at a protest rally in Moscow and the two men’s ensuing detention.