Germany: Court rejects media image ban complaint

The case concerned the complaint by two media companies about a judicial order banning the publication of images in which the defendant in a criminal trial for murder could be identified.

Court: Montenegro’s criminal investigation into Roma boat accident was ineffective

Judges ruled today that the criminal investigation into disappearance of Roma following boat accident was ineffective due to length of proceedings.

Austria: Child abduction human rights complaint reaches judgement

A French father will hope for the backing of Strasbourg judges next week, when his human rights complaint against Austria, over the abduction of his children, reaches judgement.

Czech Republic: Grand Chamber to rule on security clearance human rights dispute

The case concerns an administrative decision withdrawing applicant Vaclav Regner’s security clearance, which was a prerequisite for Regner to hold a senior post in the Ministry of Defence and his complaint about the alleged unfairness of the proceedings in which he challenged that decision.

Greece: Human rights court ruling on election polls media ban

The case concerned the prohibition on publishing opinion polls on voters’ intentions in the 15 days preceding the date of certain elections, and also the ban forbidding the media from broadcasting or re-broadcasting them.