Court rules against Spain over police seizure of child porn computer files

The case concerned the seizure of applicant Carlos Trabajo Rueda’s computer on the grounds that it contained child pornography material.

Court: Turkey wrong to seize prisoner’s draft novel

Judges awarded €1,500 to applicant Resul Sarıgül after ruling that the decision by Turkish prison authorities to seize his handwritten novel had no legal basis and breached his right to freedom of expression.

Court: “Lack of commitment” in Romania to tackle domestic violence

The issue is highlighted in the court’s ruling in the case Bălșan v. Romania (application no. 49645/09).

Italy: European Parliament ‘Mafia’ defamation row set for human rights court judgement

The case concerns the dismissal of an action for defamation brought by David Petrie, the British Chair of the Association of Foreign Lecturers in Italy (ALLSI).

Russia: Transdniestria businessman awarded more than €140,000 after human rights breaches

The case concerned Vitalie Eriomenco’s complaints about his conditions of detention, lack of medical treatment necessary for his health condition, his family’s inability to visit him in prison and the search and seizure of his house.