Turkey: Workplace sexism human rights judgement looms

A woman, who claims workplace sexism stopped her from becoming a security officer, will find out tomorrow if she has won the backing of Strasbourg judges.

Turkey: Starch factory human rights dispute pits environmentalists against national authorities

The case concerns the failure to enforce numerous judicial decisions setting aside administrative decisions authorising the construction and operation of a starch factory on farmland in Orhangazi (a district of Bursa) by a US company (“Cargill”).

Sweden: Court set for judgement in ‘state surveillance of activists’ human rights complaint

The case concerns in particular the interception of communications in Sweden.

Poland: Court rejects adoptive parents child custody complaint against biological mum

The court confirmed today that the rights of prospective adoptive parents could not override those of the child.

Portugal: Former minister awarded €68,000 after human rights breach linked to alleged paedophile investigation

The case concerned a criminal investigation into a paedophile ring, and in particular the pre-trial detention of a former Socialist Party MP, Fernandes Pedroso, who had been suspected of having had sexual relations with minors accommodated by the Casa Pia institution, a public institution responsible for running schools, training centres and boarding schools for children and teenagers from deprived backgrounds.