Germany: Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes ‘No means No’ legislation on violence against women

“I welcome today’s vote in the German parliament to pass the so-called No means No law, which brings Germany in line with our convention to end violence against women,” the Secretary General said.

Fourteen countries sign-up to new sports safety and security treaty

Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Switzerland, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Ukraine have signed the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events.

Hungary: Judges award €10,000 to gay Iranian refugee after human rights complaint

The European Court of Human Rights awarded 7,500 (non-pecuniary damage) and EUR 3,395 (costs and expenses) to the applicant O.M. an Iranian national who currently lives in Budapest, after finding a violation of European human rights law.

France: Chechen ‘torture’ deportation complaint set for judgement

Tomorrow, judges will reveal their decision on a deportation human rights complaint against France brought by a Chechen man who fears he will be tortured if sent to Russia.

Anti-torture report on Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has failed to comply with “the bulk” of recommendations designed to improve the treatment of detained people, states a new report from the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).