Hungary: Court awards €3m to religious community after human rights breach

The court’s award of €3 million is made to the applicant Magyarországi Evangéliumi Testvérközösség, a religious community which originally existed and operated lawfully in Hungary as a church.

Romania: Court gives six month deadline on detention conditions in breach of European human rights law

The complaint concerned the conditions of detention in Romanian prisons and in detention facilities attached to police stations.

Azerbaijan: Court declares investigation into murder of journalist Elmar Huseynov was “inadequate”

The case Huseynova v. Azerbaijan (application no. 10653/10) was brought by the wife of Elmar Huseynov, a well-known journalist who was shot dead on 2 March 2005.

Court awards €3m following “serious failings” in Russia’s response to Beslan terror attack

Human rights judges ruled today that the Russian authorities were responsible for “serious failings” in their response to the Beslan school terrorist attack, which left 180 children dead.

Azerbaijan: Human rights court set to rule on complaint alleging state involvement in journalist Elmar Huseynov’s murder

The case was brought by Rushaniya Huseynova, the wife of Elmar Huseynov, a prominent independent journalist, who wrote critical articles of the government as well as the opposition. He was shot dead outside their apartment as he returned home from work on 2 March 2005.