Jagland to set out human rights response to fake news and threats to free speech

In a speech to the European Broasdcasting Union’s General Assembly tomorrow (30 June), Thorbjørn Jagland will discuss the challenge of upholding truth and democracy without stifling debate and dissent.

Court : France right to use phone tap transcript in judge’s disciplinary proceedings

The case concerned the use, in the context of disciplinary proceedings against a judge, of the transcript of a telephone conversation that had been intercepted by chance in criminal proceedings in which the judge had not been involved.

United Kingdom: Human rights judges endorse decisions by courts in Charlie Gard case

The case concerned Charlie Gard, a baby suffering from a rare and fatal genetic disease.

Turkey: Nils Muižnieks concerned by third consecutive Istanbul Pride ban

Human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks has expressed his concern at the third consecutive ban on the annual Pride march in Istanbul.

France: Court rules against DNA database conviction

The case concerned the applicant’s refusal to undergo biological testing, the result of which was to be included in the national computerised DNA database (FNAEG).