Remedies for detained migrants were not in accordance with Convention

In the case of Kaak and Others v. Greece (application no. 34215/16, 03.10.19) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:  no violation of Article 3...

Media regulatory authorities and protection of minors

Within the Council of Europe and the European Union project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, several regional conferences were organised for...

The new Law on primary education in North Macedonia significantly improves the rights of LGBT people

The new Law on primary education of North Macedonia is a step forward in the protection against discrimination and violence in schools. It explicitly prohibits discrimination in the primary education...

Croatian authorities have taken the necessary measures to protect the rights of a child – alleged victim of sexual abuse

In the case of A and B v. Croatia (application no. 7144/15, 20/06/2019) the European Court of Human Rights held, by four votes to three, that there had been no...

Special protection for minors must be a decisive factor for states when considering issues related to the status of illegal migrants

In the case of Sh.D. and Others v. Greece, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia (application no. 14165/16, 13.06.2019) the European Court of Human Rights, unanimously: declared the...

An urgent measure in the case of three Bosnian citizens of Roma ethnicity

The European Court of Human Rights has decided to apply an urgent measure in the case P.H. and Others v. Italy (application no. 25838/19) concerning three Bosnian citizens of Roma...

The interpretation of “grave risk” under international law in a child custody dispute

In the case of O.C.I. and Others v. Romania (application no. 49450/17, 21.05.2019) the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously held that there had been a violation of Article...

The European Court of Human Rights delivered its first advisory opinion under Protocol 16

The French Court of Cassation made a request for an advisory opinion concerning the case of Mennesson v. France (no. 65192/11, 26 June 2014). The case concerned applicants, husband and...

Decision on discontinuing applicant’s contact with his children has led to violation of Article 8 of the Convention

The European Court of Human Rights held that there has been a violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in the case A.V. v. Slovenia (application...

Council of Europe Project End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA) is a specific form of violence against children. The often transnational nature of this crime requires an international, multi-sectorial response to ensure holistic...