Judges unconvinced by Georgian prison suicide claim

The case concerned Ms Tsintsabadze’s allegation that her son, who had problems with prison makurebelis (influential prisoners, either unlawfully favoured or tacitly tolerated by the prison administration), was killed and that his murder was made to look like a suicide.

Hammarberg calls for “humane approach” to migrants

“Managing migration flows while protecting the human rights of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees is one of the greatest challenges which Europe currently faces. A successful policy to address these challenges should entail a more humane approach to migrants’ needs of protection and integration.”

Human rights style

A new T-Shirt collection from the Council of Europe lets you mix trendy street fashion with a pride in human rights.

Video: Roma news diary

Michael Guet gives this month’s update of the measures taken by the team of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues to fight anti-gipsyism in Europe and to improve the integration of Roma people.

Rule 39 ECHR immigration appeals rise by 4,000 per cent

Now the Court’s President Jean-Paul Costa has appealed for improved cooperation between governments, applicants and their lawyers to help the court cope with the caseload.