Norway: 2011 youth rally terrorist ‘Anders Behring Breivik’ loses human rights battle

In its decision in the case, which was brought under the applicant’s new name of Fjotolf Hansen as Hansen v. Norway (application no. 48852/17), the European Court of Human Rights, sitting as a Committee of three judges, declared the application inadmissible. The decision is final.

Court : French authorities negligent in ‘double-seated embrace’ police restraint death

The case was brought by Annissa Semache, an Algerian national who was born in 1987 and lives in Argenteuil (France). It concerned the death of the applicant’s father, Ali Ziri, who was 69 years old, following his arrest by the police and his detention in Argenteuil police station.

Court: Sweden’s bulk interception of communications meets human rights standards

The case concerned a complaint brought by a public interest law firm alleging that legislation permitting the bulk interception of electronic signals in Sweden for foreign intelligence purposes breached its privacy rights.

Turkey: Workplace sexism human rights judgement looms

A woman, who claims workplace sexism stopped her from becoming a security officer, will find out tomorrow if she has won the backing of Strasbourg judges.

Turkey: Starch factory human rights dispute pits environmentalists against national authorities

The case concerns the failure to enforce numerous judicial decisions setting aside administrative decisions authorising the construction and operation of a starch factory on farmland in Orhangazi (a district of Bursa) by a US company (“Cargill”).