Croatia: Grand Chamber hearing opens into allegation of forced prostitution

The applicant, S.M.,alleged that the man, a former police officer, had driven her to meet clients, had made her give him half of the money she had earned from providing sexual services and had threatened her and punished her if she did not comply with his demands.

Greece: Family awarded €71,000 after addict’s prison death

According to the European court, Greek authorities failed to conduct an effective investigation into the circumstances of a drug addict’s death in prison

Croatia: Court makes judgement in woman’s ‘forced into prostitution’ human rights complaint

The case concerned a Croatian woman’s complaint that she had been forced into prostitution. She alleged in particular that the authorities had failed to respond adequately to her complaint and that Croatia lacked a proper legal framework to deal with such issues.

Dunja Mijatović: European states must put human rights at the centre of their migration policies

“European states’ current approach to the arrivals of refugees and migrants has transformed a manageable issue into an extremely divisive topic, in particular within EU member states,” says the Commissioner for Human Rights.

France: Court ruling in drug-trafficker electronic surveillance complaint

Judges have ruled that France must pay €3,500 costs and expenses of a suspected drugs trafficker after upholding a human rights complaint against national authorities.