France: Court gives green light to terrorism suspect’s Algeria return

The case concerns the applicant’s planned deportation to Algeria after he was convicted in France in 2015 for participating in acts of terrorism and was permanently banned from French territory.

United Kingdom: Prince William and Catherine Middleton royal wedding ‘preventive detention’ human rights complaint set for judgement

The case concerns the eight applicants’ complaint about their arrest and detention for several hours on 29 April 2011 at various places in central London to prevent a breach of the peace during the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding.

United Kingdom: Human rights commissioner urges independent inquiry into counterterrorism abuses

“A new and full inquiry can ensure all necessary lessons of the past are learned,” writes Dunja Mijatović in a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May. “It would also send out a positive signal to other Council of Europe member states facing similar challenges, a number of which are also still to provide a full account of their involvement in rendition and secret detention programmes in the post-9/11 era.”

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.

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.