Hungary: Human rights commissioner concerned by new law allowing automatic detention of asylum seekers

“Under the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, detention for the purpose of denying entry to a territory or for removal must be a measure of last resort, only if less coercive alternatives cannot be applied, and based on the facts and circumstances of the individual case,” writes Nils Muižnieks.

Court: Jailing Russian prisoners far from families breached human rights law

The applicants in the case complained that the decisions to allocate prisoners to remote penal facilities -and their subsequent inability to obtain transfers – had violated their right to respect for family life.

Court rulings to spotlight human rights protection in Russia

Two European court rulings expected tomorrow will place human rights protection in Russia under the spotlight.

Georgia: New human rights court hearing for former PM Ivane Merabishvili

The applicant, Ivane Merabishvili, is a Georgian national who was born in 1968 and is currently serving a prison sentence for a number of offences including vote-buying and misappropriation of property.

Court: Italy’s human rights failures left killer father free to stab wife and son

Judges have ruled that a killer father was able to attack his wife and son because Italian authorities failed to respond quickly enough to complaints against the violence.