Hungary: Court awards €20,000 to asylum seekers after human rights law breaches

The case of Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary (application no. 47287/15) concerned the border-zone detention for 23 days of two Bangladeshi asylum-seekers as well as their removal from Hungary to Serbia.

New report highlights Europe’s falling prison population

Jail overcrowding remains a problem for 15 European governments, despite falling prison populations. The number of people held in European prisons decreased by 6.8% from 2014 to 2015, according to the latest Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics (SPACE), published …

Conference: UN meeting to tackle causes of sexist hate speech

Later today, the Council of Europe will join representatives from Cyprus, Bulgaria, Belgium, Andorra and Liechtenstein for a United Nations ‘side-event’ on fighting sexist hate speech.

Court backs Sweden over blog’s Nazi jibe

A refusal to hold the owner of a blog liable for a defamatory anonymous online comment did not violate the convention.

Turkey: Court rejects human rights complaint from judge dismissed after coup attempt

The court has rejected the application of a judge dismissed following the attempted coup d’État, as the domestic law provides for a new domestic remedy for challenging her dismissal.