Russia: Court awards €45,000 to inmate after prison beating

Inmate Tseren Bambayev’s ill-treatment whilst detained in a Russian prison, did amount to torture, human rights judges have ruled.

United Kingdom: Court hearing on ‘Snowden’ bulk interception of external communications

Later today, a hearing opens at Strasbourg’s European Court into three complaints against the United Kingdom, triggered by the leak of the electronic surveillance information by Edward Snowden.

Video: Roma women in politics

Finnish activist Miranda Vuolasranta discusses the two-day conference aimed at increasing Roma women’s participation in politics.

Ireland: Court declares inadmissible police entrapment complaint

The case of Mills v. Ireland (application no. 50468/16) concerned the applicant’s complaint that his conviction for selling drugs was unfair as it was based on evidence obtained by police entrapment.

Video: Preview of World Forum for Democracy 2017

In this video, Nicoletta Manzini looks ahead to this year’s World Forum for Democracy which starts on 8 November.