Delegation set for Dale Farm visit

Travellers facing eviction from a United Kingdom settlement, dubbed ‘Europe’s largest illegal gypsy site,’ will meet with Council of Europe officials next month.

Venice Commission set for Tunis

The Venice Commission received an invitation from the government to discuss the reform process in the country and will be in the capital Tunis for meetings during the second half of March.

New guidelines on child friendly justice

Key themes include the role of families and authority in decision-making, the need for respect and the importance minors attached to being heard and understood.

Committee to discuss health risks of electromagnetic fields

Concerns have been expressed that exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields at power frequencies (50/60 Hz) could lead to an increased incidence of cancer in children and other adverse health effects.

Court date for Austria’s ban on medically assisted ‘baby-making’ techniques

The applicants complained that the prohibition of sperm and ova donation for in vitro fertilisation violated their right to respect to family life under Article 8, and that the difference in treatment compared to couples who wished to use medically-assisted procreation techniques, but did not need to use ova or sperm donation for in vitro fertilisation, amounted to a discriminatory treatment, in violation of Article 14.