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.

Turkey: Jagland urges ECHR judicial safeguards for the “dismissed and imprisoned”

“It is imperative for Turkey and Europe that the judicial safeguards for all those who have been dismissed or are in prison are based on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights,” Jagland said at a joint press conference with Bekir Bozdağ, Minister of Justice of Turkey.

Italy: Anti-crime control measures human rights dispute nears judgement

The case concerns the imposition on a person considered dangerous of a measure entailing special police supervision, together with a two-year compulsory residence order.

Germany: Child born out of wedlock suffered human rights violation

Excluding children from inheritance rights if they were born out of wedlock before a certain cut-off point was discriminatory and led Germany to breach European human rights law.