Italy: European Court hears Silvio Berlusconi’s human rights complaint

The Grand Chamber hearing in the case Berlusconi v. Italy (no. 58428/13) follows on from the 28 November 2012 Anticorruption Act (law no. 190 of 6 November 2012, named the “Severino Law” after the Minister of Justice) which entered into force.

Slovakia: Custody battle leads to human rights breach

A Slovak father has been awarded €15,000 by Strasbourg judges, who accepted that a child custody battle had led to a breach of his human rights.

Azerbaijan: Court highlights serious shortcomings in criminal proceedings against opposition politician Ilgar Mammadov

Serious shortcomings in the criminal proceedings against Azerbaijani opposition politician, Ilgar Mammadov, are highlighted today in a Strasbourg court judgement.

Greece: Human rights court makes €50,000 ruling in alleged government wiretapping death

The case concerned the investigation into the death of a phone operator employee, Costas Tsalikidis. He was found hanging in his apartment, the day before the Greek Government was informed that many of its members, including the Prime Minister, had had their mobile phones wiretapped.

Germany: Football fans awarded €17,000 after human rights complaint

The case concerned the complaint by two German football supporters of having been ill-treated by the police following a match and of the inadequacy of the ensuing investigation.