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.

Court: Italian government must provide temporary accommodation for Bosnian Roma family

The court has decided to apply an urgent measure. The applicants are three Bosnian citizens of Roma ethnicity who were living with their families in a settlement in Ponte Riccio (Giugliano). Two of them are mothers with 10 children altogether, who are minors aged between two and 16.

Poland: Court declares inadmissible complaint about parliamentary corruption allegations

The case concerns the adoption, by the Sejm (Polish Parliament), of a report concerning allegations of corruption in connection with the amendment of the Broadcasting Act.

Croatia: Grand Chamber hearing opens into allegation of forced prostitution

The applicant, S.M.,alleged that the man, a former police officer, had driven her to meet clients, had made her give him half of the money she had earned from providing sexual services and had threatened her and punished her if she did not comply with his demands.

France: European court rejects Vincent Lambert family’s bid to suspend treatment withdrawal

The European Court of Human Rights decided to reject the requests for interim measures that it received from the appllicants. Vincent Lambert sustained serious head injuries in a road-traffic accident on 29 September 2008, which left him tetraplegic and in a state of complete dependency. In 2014 his condition was described as vegetative.