Ukraine and Russia: Court rejects complaints against shelling of Donetsk and Lugansk region homes

Strasbourg court judges declared the challenges inadmissible due to lack of evidence.

Armenia: Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland expresses concern over Yerevan hostage crisis

“I call on all those concerned to put an end to this dangerous situation without delay, and to return to the use of democratic means,” the Secretary General declared.

Italy: Minorities experts want better protection for Roma, Sinti and Camminanti communities

A report from the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) urges Italy to make “sustained and effective efforts to prevent, fight and sanction the inequality and discrimination suffered by Roma, Sinti and Camminanti communities.

Ukraine and Russia: Court set for judgement in complaint against shelling of Donetsk and Lugansk region homes

The case essentially concerns a complaint about the shelling of homes during the hostilities in Eastern Ukraine from the beginning of April 2014 onwards.

Turkey: Nils Muižnieks expresses fears over state of emergency measures

“I think that Turkey will need to put mechanisms in place in order to ensure safeguards against abuse and to preserve separation of powers and the rule of law,” the Commissioner for Human Rights states.