Russia: Jailed Chechnya conflict critic awarded €12,500 after human rights breach

Human rights judges have appealed for a “cautious” approach to hatespeech by governments after ruling that Russia had been harsh in jailing for five years, a critic of the Chechnya conflict.

Ukraine: Grand Chamber to examine four complaints against Russia over Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

The European Court of Human Rights Chamber dealing with four inter-State applications by Ukraine against Russia has decided to relinquish jurisdiction over the cases in favour of the Grand Chamber.

Cyprus: Anti-torture experts warn authorities over police abuse and prison overcrowding

Allegations of police abuse, prison overcrowding and poor conditions in psychiatric and social care establishments, are prominent in a new report on Cyprus.

Slovenia: Court ruling on police inquiry into child porn peer-to-peer network

According to the European court, police access to subscriber information associated with a dynamic IP address needed a court order. Slovenia’s law lacked clarity.

France: Court backs lawyer over ‘all-white jury’ police acquittal sanction

Judges have backed a lawyer disciplined by French authorities after claiming an all-white jury helped acquit a police officer prosecuted over a suspect’s car chase death.