United Kingdom: Court hearing on ‘Snowden’ bulk interception of external communications

Later today, a hearing opens at Strasbourg’s European Court into three complaints against the United Kingdom, triggered by the leak of the electronic surveillance information by Edward Snowden.

Ireland: Court declares inadmissible police entrapment complaint

The case of Mills v. Ireland (application no. 50468/16) concerned the applicant’s complaint that his conviction for selling drugs was unfair as it was based on evidence obtained by police entrapment.

Italy: Court ruling on prison ill-treatment human rights complaint

Prison officers who ill-treated two detainees did not face punishment due to a lack of adequate legislation in Italy, according to human rights judges.

Russia: Court awards €50,000 following teenager police brutality complaint

Human rights judges have awarded €50,000 to a Russian, whom, as a 16-year-old teenager, was a victim of police brutality.

Russia: Conviction of opposition leader Aleksey Navalnyy breached European human rights law

The case concerned the complaint by Aleksey Navalnyy, an opposition leader, and his brother Oleg Navalnyy, an entrepreneur, that their criminal conviction for fraud and money laundering was based on an unforeseeable application of criminal law and that the proceedings were arbitrary and unfair.