Court: Life sentencing in Russia is not discriminatory

Human rights judges rejected complaints against Russia and ruled that life sentencing in the country is not discriminatory.

Podcast: Paola Profeta – Why women won’t wait for a “gradualist approach” to gender inclusion

In this podcast, Professor Paola Profeta explains why women, now better educated than men across Europe, cannot accept a “gradualist approach” to gender inclusion.

Lithuania: Drunk-drive child killer awaits court ruling over fair trial complaint

The deaths attracted considerable media coverage, which linked it to allegations of there being an endemic problem of drunk police officers causing traffic accidents. Now the applicant Saulius Paulikas complains that he did not receive a fair trial because of the media reports and public comments by state officials.

Thorbjørn Jagland sets out importance of social rights in letter to EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker

The letter to the President of the European Commission, was published ahead of an international conference “The European Pillar of Social Rights: going forward together,”, organised by the European Commission in Brussels today.

Greece: Media professionals win court victory after actress “insult” human rights dispute

The case concerned an award of damages of 30,000 euros (EUR) against the director of a daily newspaper (Kapsis) and a journalist (Danikas), jointly with the newspaper’s proprietor, for a press article describing as “completely unknown” an actress who had been appointed to an advisory board on subsidies awarded by the authority for theatres.