Greece: Grand Chamber to rule on Sharia law application to inheritance dispute

The case concerns the application by the Greek courts of Islamic religious (Sharia) law to a dispute concerning inheritance rights over the estate of the late husband of Chatitze Molla Sali, a Greek national belonging to the country’s Muslim minority.

Court: Bulgaria breached human rights law by refusing to register an organisation promoting Muslim rights

According to human rights judges, the refusal of Bulgarian authorities to register an association promoting the rights of the Muslim minority was not “necessary in a democratic society.”

Court backs Switzerland over journalist’s publication of pedophilia allegations

A decision by Swiss authorities to fine a journalist for breaching the secrecy of judicial investigation into alleged paedophilia, did not violate European human rights law.

Turkey: High risk child surgery led to human rights breach

The case concerned two high-risk operations performed on a patient which left her with severe neurological damage (92% disability).

European court launches new system for single judge decisions

A new system for single judge decisions with more detailed reasoning has been announced today by the European Court of Human Rights.