Bulgaria: Court rejects lawyer’s complaint against exposure as communist-era security service agent

The case concerned a complaint brought by a lawyer having held a number of high-ranking posts in Bulgaria about the decision to expose him in 2008 for affiliation with the former security services during the communist regime in Bulgaria.

FIFA and the Council of Europe to promote human rights

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland underlined the importance of the Council of Europe’s sports conventions in protecting human rights in sport and agreed to start work on a Memorandum of Understanding between FIFA and the Council of Europe setting out in detail areas of cooperation between the two organisations.

Switzerland: Court backs anti-racism NGO in minarets referendum free expression complaint

The case concerned a complaint by a non-governmental organisation that its right to freedom of expression had been infringed because the domestic courts had found that it had defamed a politician by classifying his remarks at a speech during a campaign ahead of a 2009 referendum on banning minarets in Switzerland as “verbal racism.”

Spain: Covert video surveillance of supermarket workers led to privacy violation

The applicants were dismissed mainly on the basis of the video material, which they alleged had been obtained by breaching their right to privacy.

Romania: Court set for judgement over dismissal of civil servant blamed for “outing” Orthodox Church patriarch

The case concerns the dismissal of Gabriel Catalan from the civil service for publishing certain information in the press.