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.

Russia: Court set for ruling in Pussy Riot human rights case

The case concerns the conviction and imprisonment of members of the Russian feminist punk band, for attempting to perform one of their protest songs in a Moscow cathedral in 2012.

Germany: Court backs public access to online archives over convicts’ ‘right to be forgotten’

The case concerned the refusal by the Federal Court of Justice to issue an injunction prohibiting three different media from continuing to allow Internet users access to documentation concerning the applicants’ conviction for the murder of a famous actor and mentioning their names in full.

Court: Sweden’s bulk interception of communications meets human rights standards

The case concerned a complaint brought by a public interest law firm alleging that legislation permitting the bulk interception of electronic signals in Sweden for foreign intelligence purposes breached its privacy rights.