Thorbjørn Jagland Condems Attacks On Religious Groups

According to the Secretary General, the attacks show how the symbolism of religion is being misused by extreme groups for extreme purposes.

Court Rules Against “Excessive” Obligation On Daily Mirror To Pay “Success Fees” In ‘Naomi Campbell’ Privacy Complaint

The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression and information) of the European Convention on Human Rights, as regards Mgn Limited’s complaint related to private life. It also declared there had been A violation of Article 10 of the Convention as regards the “success fees” Mgn Limited had to pay.

Judges Back Italian Prisoner’s Vote Appeal

The applicant, Franco Scoppola, is an Italian national who was born in 1940 and lives in Parma (Italy). He was sentenced in 2002 by the Assize Court to life imprisonment for murder, attempted murder, ill-treatment of members of his family and unauthorised possession of a firearm. Under Italian law, his life sentence entailed a lifetime ban from public office, amounting to permanent forfeiture of his right to vote. The case concerned the forfeiture of the applicant’s right to vote as a result of having been banned from public office following his criminal conviction.

This Week At The ECHR

Complaints from a French prisoner, a Russian kidnap victim and from relatives of a man who disappeared after his arrest by Croatian police come before human rights judges this week.

World Conference On Constitutional Justice

Representatives of more than 90 Supreme and, Constitutional Courts and Councils have come together for the 2nd Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice on ‘Separation of Powers and Independence of Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Bodies.’