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.’

ECHR judges to rule in ‘Dublin Regulation’ complaint

The case has attracted interest because of the state’s use of the Dublin Regulation, an EC rule under which European Union member States are required to determine, based on a hierarchy of objective criteria (Articles 5 to 14), which member State is responsible for examining an asylum application lodged on their territory.

Assembly Anti-Death Penalty Campaigner Welcomes Illinois Decision

“It will now be up to the new Governor Pat Quinn, a close ally of Barrack Obama, to sign this initiative into law,” said Renate Wohlwend, the assembly’s rapporteur on ‘The death penalty in Council of Europe member and observer states – an unacceptable violation of human rights.’

Eurimages Announces €30,000 European Co-Production Cinema Boost

The 30,000 euros cash prize is designed to encourage European cinema co-production.