Court: Italy’s jailing of journalist for defamation was “manifestly inappropriate”

Alessandro Sallusti, who was editor-in-chief of the Libero newspaper, complained to the European court that he had been found guilty of defamation, fined and given a prison sentence, part of which he served under house arrest. This followed Libero’s publication of two articles stating that a 13-year-old girl had been forced to have an abortion by her parents and a guardianship judge.

Russia: Court judgement in ‘grandparent’s child access’ rights battle

The case concerned a grandfather who wanted to maintain ties with his granddaughter after her adoption by another family.

Court: Children detained in degrading conditions in Greek police stations

The case concerned the placement of nine migrants, unaccompanied minors, in different police stations in Greece, for periods ranging between 21 and 33 days.

France: Court makes €15,000 award after Calais ‘Jungle’ human rights breach

The complaint concerned the failure by French authorities to provide an unaccompanied foreign minor with care before and after the dismantling of the makeshift camps set up in the southern section of the “lande de Calais” (“Calais heath”).

Azerbaijan: Human rights judges declare “multiple violations” of convention after “unacknowledged detention and ill-treatment” of academic

The case Mammadov and Others v. Azerbaijan (application no. 35432/07) concerned Mammadov’s – a Talysh language specialist and editor-in-chief of an Azerbaijani-Talysh newspaper – complaint that he had been arrested in 2007, held in unacknowledged detention for 24 hours and then sentenced to 15 days’ administrative detention which he spent in a location unknown either to his family or lawyer.