Russia: Court makes €160,000 award after backing ‘right to protest’ complaint

Judges have ruled that Russian local authorities repeatedly undermined public protests against alleged corruption, ineffective governance and the repression of civil liberties, contravening European human rights laws.

Russia: Court judgement looms in ‘right to protest’ complaint

The applicants are 23 Russian nationals. They allege that the local authorities imposed restrictions on the location, time or manner of conduct of peaceful assemblies planned by them, without any proper justification.

Nils Muižnieks: Europe needs a “paradigm shift” on migration

Writing ahead of today’s meeting, the Commissioner for Human Rights stated: “As the European Council is set to address the Union’s response to migration, one topic should be prominent on all points of its agenda: states’ obligations to uphold the human rights of migrants.”

Germany: Court backs retrospective preventive detention

Judges have ruled that the retrospective preventive detention of a convicted murderer was justified from the moment when he was placed in a centre for psychiatric treatment.

In conversation: Miro Griffiths on the rights of disabled people

Earlier today, educator, activist and former United Kingdom government adviser Miro Griffiths, set out some of the key issues of concern to disability rights activists in a Facebook text conversation.