Azerbaijan: Court ruling on journalist’s ‘sex-smear’ human rights complaint

Human rights judges ruled today that Azerbaijani authorities failed to investigate the “serious invasion” of journalist Khadija Ismayilova’s privacy.

Azerbaijan: Journalist’s allegations of politically-motivated sex-smear campaign set for court judgement

The case concerns an alleged smear campaign against the well-known journalist Khadija Rovshan qizi Ismayilova.

Hungary: Court backs media company in Internet hyperlinks human rights row

Human rights judges have today condemned a libel verdict against a Hungarian media company, stressing the importance of hyperlinks on the Internet.

Court: Some aspects of UK surveillance regimes violate convention

Judges at Strasbourg’s European Court declared today that “some aspects of UK surveillance regimes violate human rights laws.” The ruling came in a judgement on the case of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom (applications nos. 58170/13, 62322/14 and 24960/15).

Russia: Court backs Pussy Riot members in human rights complaint against convictions and imprisonment

Human rights judges declared today that Russia committed multiple violations of the European Convention owing to Pussy Riot punk band convictions and imprisonment.