Russia: Thorbjørn Jagland disappointed at International Memorial’s inclusion in foreign agents list

“Today’s decision by the Russian Justice Ministry to include the Moscow-based NGO International Historical and Human Rights Society ‘Memorial’ into the ‘foreign agents registry’ is deeply disappointing,” the Secretary General declared.

Turkey: Mum awarded €20,000 after daughter’s death

Judges say Turkey breached human rights law over the death of a secretary, who suffered serious injuries in a fire caused by a work colleague.

Video: Women, ‘the weight of culture’ and female genital mutilation

Human rights activists say that the risk of girls being taken to be mutilated in parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, increases during the long summer break.

Turkey announces decision to suspend “temporarily” European Convention on Human Rights commitments

Article 15 of the convention allows for derogation in times of public emergency threatening the life of a nation. It has been used in the past by other member states, most recently by France and by Ukraine.

Georgia: Criminal conviction of aviation agency’s former chairman breached human rights law

The case concerned the pre-trial detention of the former the chairperson of the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) of Georgia and his criminal conviction of abuse of power.