Greece: New anti-torture report highlights concerns about psychiatric establishments and treatment of foreign detainees

Today’s publication follows a nine-day visit to Greece carried out in April by a delegation of the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).

Court: Lithuania and Romania complicity in CIA secret rendition led to multiple human rights violations

Lithuania and Romania’s involvement in CIA secret detainee programme led it to commit multiple rights violations.

Court: Moldova prison without food, water, power or heating led to inmates’ human rights violations

The European court agreed with the domestic findings that the two applicants had been held in inhuman conditions between September 2002 and April 2004, owing to a lack of water, electricity, food and warmth.

Turkey: Refusing parents right to choose children’s burial grounds breached human rights law

According to the European court, the confiscation of bodies of the applicants’ children was disproportionate and violated Article 8.

Dunja Mijatović : Albania should step up protection of children and inclusion of persons with disabilities

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, returned recently from a five-day visit to the country which focused on children’s rights, the rights of persons with disabilities, and access to free legal aid.