Germany: Court backs Twelve Tribes Church child care order after human rights corporal punishment dispute

In 2012, the press reported that church members punished their children by caning. The reports were subsequently corroborated by video footage of caning filmed with a hidden camera in one of the communities.

Court rejects Irish request to find torture in 1978 judgment against United Kingdom

The Irish authorities wanted the court to find that men detained by the United Kingdom during Northern Ireland’s civil strife suffered torture, not just inhuman and degrading treatment.

New European study shows rising imprisonment

European prisons are on average close to full capacity, with inmates occupying over 9 out of ten available places, according to the Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics (SPACE) for 2016, published today.

Ireland: ‘Troubles-era’ human rights dispute with United Kingdom reaches judgement day

The European Court of Human Rights 19 March-scheduled ruling in the case Ireland v. the United Kingdom (no. 5310/71), concerns Ireland’s request to revise a 1978 judgment so as to find that a group of men suffered torture at the hands of the British authorities during the troubles in Northern Ireland.

Malta: Former government minister awaits free expression human rights court judgement

The case concerns Michael Falzon’s complaint about being found guilty of libel after writing an opinion piece for Maltatoday.