Court: Cyprus and Turkey’s cooperation failure led to ineffective murder investigation

The case concerned the killing of Elmas, Zerrin and Eylül Güzelyurtlu, who were shot dead in the Cypriot-Government controlled area of Cyprus on 15 January 2005.

Serbia: Journalist and human rights defender ‘International Criminal Tribunal’ dispute set for Strasbourg ruling

The case concerns her complaint about her conviction for insult following an article she wrote about Nataša Kandić, a well-known human rights activist.

Poland: Nils Muižnieks urges parliament to reject law changes threatening judicial independence

In a letter addressed to the Speaker of Sejm of Poland published today, Nils Muižnieks, calls on the Polish Parliament to reject legal amendments which he fears would “encroach upon the independence of the judiciary.”

Ireland: Nils Muižnieks’ national report – the key points on abortion

The Commissioner for Human Rights urges Ireland to “remove all legal provisions impeding access to safe and legal abortion, including by decriminalising abortion within reasonable gestational limits. At the very minimum however, the Irish authorities should ensure that abortions performed to preserve the physical and mental health of women, or in cases of fatal foetal abnormality, rape or incest are made lawful.”

Podcast: The fight against racism and discrimination in Ireland

In this podcast, Michael Farrell, a lawyer and Ireland’s representative on the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance, discusses the country’s response to its changing demography.