Court: Russian customs’ copying of photojournalist’s laptop files breached human rights law

The case concerned the copying of the data from a photojournalist Yuriy Nikolayevich Ivashchenko’s laptop by Russian customs officials.

Court: Two Basque ETA terrorists suffered inhuman and degrading treatment after their arrest

The case concerns allegations of ill-treatment sustained by igor Portu Juanenea and Martin Sarasola Yarzabal when they were arrested in 2008 by officers of the Guardia Civil and at the beginning of their incommunicado police custody.

France: Court rejects Traveller complaint against caravan parking ban

Judges have rejected a human rights complaint against France from a Romanian Traveller stopped from parking his caravan illegally in a cul-de-sac near a public road.

France: Court ruling in drug-trafficker electronic surveillance complaint

Judges have ruled that France must pay €3,500 costs and expenses of a suspected drugs trafficker after upholding a human rights complaint against national authorities.

France: Judges reject lesbian couple’s artificial insemination human rights challenge

The application concerned a female married couple who had applied for medically assisted reproduction by means of artificial insemination. The application was rejected by Toulouse Hospital on the grounds that “the Bioethics Law currently in force in France did not authorise such medical provision for same-sex couples”.