Report: Romania making “little progress” in fight against corruption among MPs, judges and prosecutors

A report published by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) reveals that Romania has made very limited progress to implement its recommendations to prevent and combat corruption in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors.

Court: Switzerland’s refusal to exempt primary school pupil from sex education class did not breach convention

The case concerns the refusal by a Basle primary school to grant Ms A.R’s request that her daughter, then aged seven and about to move up to the second year of primary school, be exempted from sex education lessons.

European Roma Rights Centre scoops Raoul Wallenberg Prize

The European Roma Rights Centre today receives Raoul Wallenberg Prize for combating racism and human rights abuse.

Spain: Pensioner is victor in noisy clubs and bars human rights row

A pensioner has today won his human rights case against Spanish authorities, complaining successfully that the pubs, clubs and discos in Valencia were too noisy.

France: Court set for judgement in PACS couple’s lesbian parent paternity leave complaint

The case concerns the fact that it was impossible for a lesbian woman (Ms Lucas) to obtain paternity leave following the birth of her partner’s child. Ms Hallier and Ms Lucas have lived together as a couple for many years and have entered into a civil partnership (PACS).