Turkey: Assembly MP condemns “abusive use” of an Interpol arrest warrant against Dogan Akhanli

Parliamentary Assembly MP Bernd Fabritius said: “I condemn the Red Notice against Dogan Akhanli, requested by Turkey and invite Interpol to re-examine it in light of the rules outlawing politically-motivated interventions and to delete the Notice as appropriate.”

Ukraine: Experts urge authorities to deliver on “promising reforms” to fight corruption

A new report published today by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) encourages Ukrainian authorities to pursue anti-corruption reform efforts it had launched following the Revolution of Dignity.

Portugal: Botched surgery victim wins court backing in “gender and ageism” human rights complaint

The case concerned a decision of the Supreme Administrative Court to reduce the amount of compensation awarded to the applicant, a 50-year-old woman suffering from gynaecological complications, as a result of a medical error.

Netherlands: Court ruling on secret service state secrets human rights row

The case of M v. the Netherlands (application no. 2156/10) concerned a former member of the Netherlands secret service who had been charged with leaking state secrets.

European court throws out ‘Sharia4Belgium’ leader’s human rights challenge

The case concerned the conviction of Fouad Belkacem, the leader and spokesperson of the organisation ‘Sharia4Belgium,’ which was dissolved in 2012, for incitement to discrimination, hatred and violence on account of remarks he made in YouTube videos concerning non-Muslim groups and Sharia.