Court awards €3m following “serious failings” in Russia’s response to Beslan terror attack

Human rights judges ruled today that the Russian authorities were responsible for “serious failings” in their response to the Beslan school terrorist attack, which left 180 children dead.

Serbia: Journalist and human rights defender ‘International Criminal Tribunal’ dispute set for Strasbourg ruling

The case concerns her complaint about her conviction for insult following an article she wrote about Nataša Kandić, a well-known human rights activist.

Nicosia hosts ‘Securing Democracy through Education’ conference

An international conference opens today in Nicosia to promote the strengthening of democracy through education across the Council of Europe’s 47 member states. Ministers of Education from state parties to the European Cultural Convention will take part in the two-day …

Russia: Thorbjørn Jagland outlines civil society concerns

In Moscow earlier today, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, set out his concerns over the situation of civil society in Russia and the future of Europe’s human rights convention system.

European court rules against Hungary in free expression NGO human rights dispute

The case concerned the authorities’ refusal to provide an NGO with information relating to the work of ex officio defence counsel, as the authorities had classified that information as personal data that was not subject to disclosure under Hungarian law.