Russia: Court urges jailed film director Oleg Sentsov to end hunger strike

Earlier today, the European Court of Human Rights decided on an interim measure in the case of imprisoned film director Oleg Gennadyevich Sentsov.

Poland: Crime suspects face ‘appreciable risk” of police ill-treatment

Anti-torture experts say crime suspects face the “appreciable risk” of being ill-treated when in the custody of Poland’s police.

Dunja Mijatović: We must end poverty and inequality

In a new ‘Comment’ article, the Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović, makes a plea to governments to “keep their promise” and end poverty and inequality.

Croatia: Court makes judgement in woman’s ‘forced into prostitution’ human rights complaint

The case concerned a Croatian woman’s complaint that she had been forced into prostitution. She alleged in particular that the authorities had failed to respond adequately to her complaint and that Croatia lacked a proper legal framework to deal with such issues.

Georgia : Mum triumphs in human rights complaint over son’s ‘medical negligence’ death

The case of Sarishvili-Bolkvadze v. Georgia (application no. 58240/08) concerned the applicant’s complaint about the authorities’ duty to protect her son’s life from medical negligence and the adequacy of their response to his death.