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.

Rotterdam: Fight against violent extremism in focus at mayors summit meeting

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, the City of Rotterdam and the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) are organising the Summit of Mayors for the “Alliance of European cities against violent extremism” on Wednesday 9 November in the Netherlands.

Austria: Court set for judgement on news publisher’s free expression complaint

The case concerns applicant company, Verlagsgruppe News GmbH’s civil liability for an article published in Profil, which made allegations of wrongdoing by a banker.

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.