Court: Ukraine should reform its system for reviewing whole-life sentences

Under Article 46 (implementation), the court held that the case Petukhov v. Ukraine (No. 2 – application no. 41216/13), disclosed a systemic problem concerning life imprisonment in Ukraine.

Turkey: Disabled bomber awaits court decision on prison conditions

The case concerns Civan Boltan’s conditions of detention in the light of his disability, as well as the lack of prospects for his eventual release, given that he was sentenced to aggravated life imprisonment.

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

Germany: Bild and Axel Springer human rights complaint set for court judgement

The case concerns a ban on the two applicant companies publishing or distributing a disputed photograph.

Russia: Court urges jailed film director Oleg Sentsov to end hunger strike

Earlier today, the European Court of Human Rights decided on an interim measure in the case of imprisoned film director Oleg Gennadyevich Sentsov.