Dunja Mijatović : Albania should step up protection of children and inclusion of persons with disabilities

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, returned recently from a five-day visit to the country which focused on children’s rights, the rights of persons with disabilities, and access to free legal aid.

Court: Judges back father in Czech Republic v. Ukraine custody row

A father, whose son was abducted to Ukraine by his mother after divorce, has won the backing of Strasbourg judges.

Hungary: Court backs unionists over airport protest ban

Human rights judges ruled today that Hungary was wrong to ban a trade union demonstration scheduled to take place on the road to the capital’s international airport.

Malta: Banning ‘Stitching’ play for “insulting Auschwitz victims and portraying dangerous sexual perversion” breached human rights law

As Just Satisfaction, the court awarded 10,000 euros (EUR) (non-pecuniary damage), jointly, and EUR 10,000 (costs and expenses), jointly, to the applicants – Unifaun Theatre Productions Limited, a limited liability company, Christopher Gatt, Maria Pia Zammit and Mikhail Acopovich Basmadjian.

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland’s 2018 Report focuses on role and threats to institutions

In his report, the Secretary General invites all Council of Europe member states to recommit, in the interest of every European, to shared values, as reflected in the European Convention on Human Rights.