Turkey : Court rejects Abdullah Öcalan’s complaint alleging ill-treatment

An application from Abdullah Öcalan about allegations of ill-treatment has been declared inadmissible by the Europea Court of Human Rights.

Court: Exhumations during Polish presidential plane crash investigation breached rights of victims’ wives

The case concerned the exhumation of the victims killed in the Polish Air Force plane crash in Smolensk in 2010. The Polish prosecuting authorities ordered the exhumations in 2016 as part of the ongoing investigation into the crash, which killed 96 people, including the President of Poland.

Russia: Court makes €53,000 award to mum after son’s military service death

In a ruling today, Russia will have to pay a mother €53,000 after European Court judges found the country to have breached human rights law.

Belgium: Courtroom ban on woman wearing Islamic headscarf breached human rights law

Judges ruled today that Belgian authorities were wrong to exclude from a courtroom a woman who refused to remove her Islamic headscarf (hijab).

‘Transdniestria’ military service deaths sparks parents’ European court complaints

Tomorrow (Tuesday 18 September), Strasbourg judges will reveal their decisions in two complaints brought by parents whose sons died during compulsory military service in the “Moldavian Republic of Transdniestria.”