Court: Lithuanian law prohibiting professional medical assistance for home births did not breach mothers’ rights

The case concerned Lithuania’s law on medical assistance for home births. The applicants, four women, had unsuccessfully requested that the Ministry of Health amend the legislation that prohibited medical professionals from assisting in home births.

Turkey: Court gives notice of 546 applications following July 2016 attempted coup d’état

The applications concern, in particular, the provisional detention of members of the legal service following the attempted coup d’état of 15 July 2016.

Belgium: Prison strike led to inmate’s human rights violations

The case concerned the deterioration in John Clasen’s conditions of detention in Ittre Prison during a strike by prison wardens between April and June 2016.

Romania: International child custody complaint leads to mum’s €16,000 human rights court award

The case concerned the interpretation of “grave risk” under international law in a child custody dispute.

Court: Vincent Lambert – request for interim measures rejected

In the case of Lambert and Others v. France (application no. 21675/19), the family asked the European Court of Human Rights under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court to indicate to the French State the immediate application of the interim measures demanded of France by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on 3 May 2019.