Russia: Court makes €53,000 award to mum after son’s military service death

In a ruling today, Russia will have to pay a mother €53,000 after European Court judges found the country to have breached human rights law.

Belgium: Courtroom ban on woman wearing Islamic headscarf breached human rights law

Judges ruled today that Belgian authorities were wrong to exclude from a courtroom a woman who refused to remove her Islamic headscarf (hijab).

‘Transdniestria’ military service deaths sparks parents’ European court complaints

Tomorrow (Tuesday 18 September), Strasbourg judges will reveal their decisions in two complaints brought by parents whose sons died during compulsory military service in the “Moldavian Republic of Transdniestria.”

Belgium: Decision looms in human rights complaint over Muslim’s courtroom headscarf ban

A Muslim, banned from a Belgian courtroom after refusing to remove her hijab headscarf, will find out tomorrow if judges accept that her human rights were violated.

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).