Germany: Grand Chamber hearing opens into lawfulness of convicted murderer’s preventive detention

Legal arguments have begun today in Strasbourg concerning a complaint against Germany which focusses on the lawfulness of a convicted murderer’s preventive detention.

Video: World Forum for Democracy – Day 2

Watch some video interviews from day 2 of this year’s World Forum for Democracy.

Tech giants partner with Council of Europe to promote human rights online

The companies are Apple, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Kaspersky Lab, Orange and Telefónica.

United Kingdom: Court hearing on ‘Snowden’ bulk interception of external communications

Later today, a hearing opens at Strasbourg’s European Court into three complaints against the United Kingdom, triggered by the leak of the electronic surveillance information by Edward Snowden.

Romania: Court set for workplace electronic snooping human rights judgement

The case concerns the decision of a private company to dismiss an employee, the applicant Bogdan Mihai Bărbulescu, after monitoring his electronic communications and accessing their contents, and the alleged failure of the domestic courts to protect his right to respect for his private life and correspondence.