End Child Sex Abuse Day: Secretary General Europe Thorbjørn Jagland urges more assistance to victims

Speaking ahead of the 18th of November European Day on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, he said: “There can be no trivial cases – any harm caused by the sexual abuse or exploitation of a child is significant and must be addressed.

Portugal: Grand Chamber hearing starts into fatal botched nose-op human rights complaint

A Grand Chamber human rights hearing has opened into a complaint from a Portuguese widow whose husband died after a nose operation.

Czech Republic: European court rules on human rights of home birth mothers

The human rights of home birth mothers was raised by a complaint against the Czech Republic by two women who wished to avoid unnecessary medical intervention in delivering their babies,

Nils Muižnieks: Migrants in limbo in Europe have the right to live in dignity

“In some countries, they call them ‘invisible persons,’ in others – ‘ghosts,’ writes the Commissioner for Human Rights, in a detailed examination of concerns about the treatment of migrants in Europe.

Armenia: Drugs in cake prison scam led to human rights violations

Human rights judges have sided with a prisoner who complained that Armenia’s authorities were wrong to prevent him questioning prosecution witnesses against him.