Anti-Torture Committee Issues Warning On Police Use Of Electrical Weapons

Police use of electric ‘stun’ guns should be subject to strict controls, the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee warns in its annual report published today.

Q & A On Medicrime With Portugal’s Destak Newspaper

The convention criminalises the production and distribution of counterfeit medical products and imposes stiffer penalties on the criminals making rich profits from the illegal trade.

Anti-Corruption Unit Publishes Report On Bulgaria

An evaluation report on Bulgaria published today calls on national authorities to “increase consistency and effective implementation of the rules on party financing” and to make “legal improvements in the criminalisation of corruption.”

Governments Called To Action As Extremists Turn To Social Networks

There are many organisations peddling hate by harnessing the power of the Internet.

Admissibility Decision: European Council of Police Trade Unions v. Portugal

A complaint by the European Council of Police Trade Unions against Portugal has been declared admissible and will be decided by the Council of Europe’s European Committee on Social Rights. The complaint organisation alleges that Portugal is in violation of …