Italy: Anti-crime control measures human rights dispute nears judgement

The case concerns the imposition on a person considered dangerous of a measure entailing special police supervision, together with a two-year compulsory residence order.

Germany: Child born out of wedlock suffered human rights violation

Excluding children from inheritance rights if they were born out of wedlock before a certain cut-off point was discriminatory and led Germany to breach European human rights law.

Nils Muižnieks urges Pristina authorities to restore social cohesion and safeguard media freedom

Safeguarding media freedom and restoring social cohesion top the Commissioner for Human Rights’ list of concerns at the end of his four-day mission to *Kosovo.

Greece: Judges back prisoners in Chios jail overcrowding human rights complaint

The applicants essentially submitted that Chios Prison was overcrowded to the point that it was standard practice for inmates to have to sleep on the floor in their cells. They also complained about the lack of hygiene and inadequate medical care.

Strasbourg conference to focus on media freedom, privacy and human rights

Next month, a free one day conference to discuss key aspects of media freedom, privacy and human rights, will take place in Strasbourg.