Germany: Court rules against Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) in intelligence service human rights dispute

The European court ruled today that the AfD failed to exhaust domestic remedies for its complaint against the German intelligence service.

Court: Austria did not fail in its duty to protect a son from his violent father

The case concerned the murder of the applicant Senay Kurt’s son by his father after previous allegations of domestic violence by the applicant against the father.

Hungary: Motorist suffered inhuman and degrading treatment after police breathalyser refusal

The case concerned the applicant being forced to take a urine test via a catheter on suspicion of his being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving.

Romania: Human rights failings lead judges to make €21,500 award

Human rights failings uncovered in an investigation into a police identity check, which left a man with injuries, have led Strasbourg judges to make a €21,500 award against Romania.

France: Judges make €30,000 award to financial analyst after double prosecution, double conviction rights breach

The case concerned the right not to be tried or punished twice (ne bis in idem). The applicant, Antoine Nodet, a financial analyst, was fined by the financial markets regulator, the AMF, for manipulation of a share price, and subsequently by criminal courts for the offence of obstructing the proper operation of the stock market by the same action.