France: Judges reject lesbian couple’s artificial insemination human rights challenge

The application concerned a female married couple who had applied for medically assisted reproduction by means of artificial insemination. The application was rejected by Toulouse Hospital on the grounds that “the Bioethics Law currently in force in France did not authorise such medical provision for same-sex couples”.

France: Suspected drug-trafficker hopes for human rights backing against police electronic surveillance

A suspected drug trafficker hopes Strasbourg judges will back his complaint that France violated his human rights by placing his car and telephone under electronic surveillance.

Court: Italian authorities failed to protect a drug-dependent victim of a child prostitution ring

The case concerned a person who, as a minor suffering from alcohol and drug addiction, had been the victim of a child prostitution ring and gang rape. She complained that the Italian authorities had not taken all the necessary steps to protect her as a minor and the victim of a prostitution ring.

France: Conviction of MP for contempt of court did not breach human rights law

The complaint was lodged by Damien Meslot, was a Member of Parliament for the Territoire de Belfort département until 2017.

European court rules against Turkey in paraplegic student’s university access human rights dispute

The case concerned the impossibility for a paraplegic person (Enver Şahin) to gain access to the university buildings for the purpose of his studies owing to the lack of suitable facilities.