Italy: Court rejects parents’ complaint against removal of Russian surrogate child

The case concerned the placement in social-service care of a nine-month-old child who had been born in Russia following a gestational surrogacy contract, entered into with a Russian woman by an Italian couple who had no biological relationship with the child.

Court: Life sentencing in Russia is not discriminatory

Human rights judges rejected complaints against Russia and ruled that life sentencing in the country is not discriminatory.

Podcast: Paola Profeta – Why women won’t wait for a “gradualist approach” to gender inclusion

In this podcast, Professor Paola Profeta explains why women, now better educated than men across Europe, cannot accept a “gradualist approach” to gender inclusion.

Lithuania: Drunk-drive child killer awaits court ruling over fair trial complaint

The deaths attracted considerable media coverage, which linked it to allegations of there being an endemic problem of drunk police officers causing traffic accidents. Now the applicant Saulius Paulikas complains that he did not receive a fair trial because of the media reports and public comments by state officials.

Thorbjørn Jagland sets out importance of social rights in letter to EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker

The letter to the President of the European Commission, was published ahead of an international conference “The European Pillar of Social Rights: going forward together,”, organised by the European Commission in Brussels today.