Russia: Jagland warns against “regression” of decriminalising domestic violence

In a letter to the Chairpersons of the State Duma and the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Jagland states: “I call upon you to do anything within your powers to strengthen the right of Russian families to live free from violence and intimidation.

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017: Call for nominations

The prize, created in 2013, will be awarded on 9 October in Strasbourg. Last year, human rights activist (photo) Nadia Murad (Iraq), who brought the plight of the Yazidi community to international attention, scooped the honour.

Georgia: Human rights court decision looms in Jehovah’s Witness complaint against harassment

The case concerns alleged harassment of Jehovah’s witnesses in Georgia.

Latvia: Police brutality victim awarded €9,000 after human rights complaint

The case concerned Kirins’ complaint about receiving inadequate compensation when he had gone blind as a result of excessive use of force by a police officer.

Conference highlights terrorists’ trafficking and destruction of cultural heritage

A conference examining the response to the illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural artiifacts is now underway in Strasbourg.