Portugal: Former minister awarded €68,000 after human rights breach linked to alleged paedophile investigation

The case concerned a criminal investigation into a paedophile ring, and in particular the pre-trial detention of a former Socialist Party MP, Fernandes Pedroso, who had been suspected of having had sexual relations with minors accommodated by the Casa Pia institution, a public institution responsible for running schools, training centres and boarding schools for children and teenagers from deprived backgrounds.

Portugal: Ex-Labour and Solidarity Minister Paulo José Fernandes Pedroso awaits court judgement

Tomorrow, human rights judges will deliver their decision in a complaint arising from a criminal investigation into an alleged paedophile ring, involving Portugal’s former Labour and Solidarity Minister Paulo José Fernandes Pedroso

Greece: New anti-torture report highlights concerns about psychiatric establishments and treatment of foreign detainees

Today’s publication follows a nine-day visit to Greece carried out in April by a delegation of the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).

Turkey: Refusing parents right to choose children’s burial grounds breached human rights law

According to the European court, the confiscation of bodies of the applicants’ children was disproportionate and violated Article 8.

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.