Family of Romanian prisoner awarded €38,000 after Strasbourg court victory

The case concerned the death in prison, after being assaulted by fellow inmates, of the applicants’ relative, who had been given a short sentence for not paying a fine of about 20 euros and who was an alcoholic.

Hammarberg: Balkans war criminals must face justice

“Inter-ethnic reconciliation in the former Yugoslavia must come through justice and the effective investigation and prosecution of war-related crimes.”

History week: The UK experience

History is both the heat and the light in discussions on the war in Afghanistan, terrorism, globalisation, energy security, inter-religious conflict, immigration, cultural norms and what it means to be British and European in the 21st Century.

Marty: Kosovo organ trafficking witnesses face reprisals

“Without protection, these witnesses will be in danger all over the world,” he declared.

Opening of the ECHR judicial year

The launch of ‘Conscience of Europe: 50 Years of the European Court of Human Rights,’ concludes the celebrations marking the Court’s 50th anniversary in 2009 and the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights in 2010.