Human Rights

  • OSCE Publishes Report on Freedom of Religion

    October 16, 2019

    In September 2019, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (the OSCE/ODIHR) published  a new report “Freedom of Religion or Belief and Security: Policy Guidance."

  • EU Commission and WHO Convene Global Vaccination Summit

    September 13, 2019

    To accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide, the European Commission and the World Health Organization have co-hosted the world's first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels, Belgium.

  • COE: Venice Principles Protect and Promote Ombudsman Institutions

    September 10, 2019

    In an euobserver.com op-ed, Council of Europe spokesmen, Andrew Cutting, explained how the Venice Commission's new "Venice Principles" will help protect and promote national human rights ombudsman institutions.

  • ECtHR Sanctions Russia for Abusive Detention of Sergei Magnitzsky

    August 28, 2019

    Europe’s top human rights court rebuked Russia on Tuesday for multiple violations of the basic rights of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who died in a Moscow prison in 2009 after complaining of mistreatment.

  • Wedding Cake Case Referred to European Court of Human Rights

    August 16, 2019

    A case involving a Christian bakery, which refused to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage, has been referred to the European Court of Human Rights.

  • Armenian Court Seeks ECtHR Opinion on Criminal Law

    August 09, 2019

    In the second-ever use of the new procedure, the Constitutional Court of Armenia is seeking an advisory opinion from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) regarding the compliance of a national criminal provision prohibiting the overthrow of the constitutional order with European human rights law.

  • EU Rights Body Warns of “Tough Line” on Migration

    August 01, 2019

    In its quarterly report on migration rights, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights expresses concerns about the rights impacts of the “tough line” some EU member states are taking on migrants, including by removing them without prior notice and the criminalization by Italy of sea rescues of migrant ships.

  • ECtHR Sets Standards on Right to Remain Silent

    July 17, 2019

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held French police officers violated a criminal suspect’s right to a fair trial by not informing him of his right to remain silent and by restricting his access to an attorney following his arrest. 

  • ECtHR: Belgium Failed to Properly Review Spanish Arrest Warrant

    July 17, 2019

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held that Belgian courts failed to properly scrutinize the risks of a human rights violation in deciding to reject a European arrest warrant from Spain seeking the surrender of a murder suspect.

  • ECJ Permits Lithuania to Make TV Station Pay-per-View

    July 17, 2019

    The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has upheld a decision by Lithuanian authorities to require broadcasters to charge customers a fee to watch a Russian-language television station due to that station’s broadcast of material that constitutes “incitement to hostility to and hatred of the Baltic States on grounds of nationality.”

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