Digital rights violations proliferated in South-East Europe during the coronavirus pandemic

Digital rights violations proliferated in Central and South-East Europe during the coronavirus pandemic, with over half of them involving propaganda, disinformation or the publication of unverified information, monitoring by BIRN…

Witness protection program in accordance with the Convention

In the case of A and B v. Romania (application no. 48442/16, 02.06.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 2…

Judge’s impartiality

In the case of Koulias v. Cyprus (application no. 48781/12, 26.05.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 6 § 1…

The state’s failure to protect a juvenile detainee with a mental disability

In the case I.E. v. the Republic of Moldova (application no. 45422/13, 26.05.2020) the European Court of Human Rights found a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of torture) and a…

The status of stateless persons was not regulated in accordance with the Convention

In the case Sudita Keita v. Hungary (application no. 42321/15, 12.05.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held that there has been a violation of Article 8 (right to respect…

Protecting a victim’s private life in rape proceedings

In the case Mraović v. Croatia (application no. 30373/13) the European Court of Human Rights held, by six votes to one, that there had been no violation of Article 6…

Restitution of property in Albania in accordance with the Convention

The case of Beshiri v. Albania (application no. 29026/06, 07.05.2020) and 11 other applications concerned complaints about a prolonged lack of enforcement of final decisions awarding compensation for property expropriated…

World Press Freedom Day 2020

In a statement issued ahead of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić calls on governments to avoid unduly restricting media freedom…

Gender-based violence during COVID-19 in BiH

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) called for safety measures to be taken by governments in the country to protect women and children. The results of the OSCE Survey…

COVID-19 and the impact on human rights

The paper “COVID-19 and the impact on human rights” was published by the AIRE Centre on 28 April 2020 to provide a brief overview of the implications of the fight…