Court: Exhumations during Polish presidential plane crash investigation breached rights of victims’ wives

The case concerned the exhumation of the victims killed in the Polish Air Force plane crash in Smolensk in 2010. The Polish prosecuting authorities ordered the exhumations in 2016 as part of the ongoing investigation into the crash, which killed 96 people, including the President of Poland.

Russia: Court makes €53,000 award to mum after son’s military service death

In a ruling today, Russia will have to pay a mother €53,000 after European Court judges found the country to have breached human rights law.

Belgium: Courtroom ban on woman wearing Islamic headscarf breached human rights law

Judges ruled today that Belgian authorities were wrong to exclude from a courtroom a woman who refused to remove her Islamic headscarf (hijab).

‘Transdniestria’ military service deaths sparks parents’ European court complaints

Tomorrow (Tuesday 18 September), Strasbourg judges will reveal their decisions in two complaints brought by parents whose sons died during compulsory military service in the “Moldavian Republic of Transdniestria.”

Belgium: Decision looms in human rights complaint over Muslim’s courtroom headscarf ban

A Muslim, banned from a Belgian courtroom after refusing to remove her hijab headscarf, will find out tomorrow if judges accept that her human rights were violated.