CPT’s report on the visit to Albania

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published the report on its most recent visit to Albania carried...

Prisoners’ video surveillance led to the violation of the right to privacy

In the case of Gorlov and Others v. Russia (application nos. 27057/06 and 2 others) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of...

Violation of the prisoners’ right to education due to the authorities’ refusal to allow them access to the computer and the internet

In the case of Mehmet Reşit Arslan and Orhan Bingöl v. Turkey (application no. 47121/06, 18.06.2019) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation...

Concerns of the Commissioner for Human Rights about the Serbian draft legislation regarding the life imprisonment

The Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović, warns Serbia to ensure that its draft legislation concerning life imprisonment is compliant with the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights...

The authorities’ refusal to allow the detainee to attend his brother’s funeral led to a violation of Article 8 of the Convention

In the case of Vetsev v. Bulgaria (application no. 54558/15, 30.04.2019) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to...

The extradition of the Georgian applicant would lead to a violation of Article 3 because of the possible punishment of flogging

In the case G.S. v. Bulgaria (application no. 36538/17) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there would be a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of torture and...

Case of Bigović vs Montenegro

In the case Bigović vs Montenegro the European Court of Human Rights found a violation of Article 5 § 1, violation of Article 5 § 3 and violation of Article...

Life sentence

The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights...

Sexual discrimination due to the to the prohibition of male prisoners from attending funerals

The European Court of Human Rights held that there had been a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) in conjunction with Article 8 (right to respect for private and...

Serbian authorities have failed to provide the prisoner with protection against abuse and inhuman and degrading treatment

In the case of Gjini v. Serbia (application no. 1128/16) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of torture...