Greece: Human rights court ruling on election polls media ban

The case concerned the prohibition on publishing opinion polls on voters’ intentions in the 15 days preceding the date of certain elections, and also the ban forbidding the media from broadcasting or re-broadcasting them.

Hungary: Judges set to rule on sacked Reform Church pastor’s human rights complaint

The complaint concerns Károly Nagy’s pecuniary claim against the Reformed Church of Hungary following his removal from service.

Romania: Court rules against workplace electronic snooping

The case of Bărbulescu v. Romania (application no. 61496/08) concerned the decision of a private company to dismiss an employee after monitoring his electronic communications and accessing their contents, and the alleged failure of the domestic courts to protect his right to respect for his private life and correspondence.

France: ‘Councillor v. mayor’ defamation human rights row reaches court judgement

The case concerns the criminal conviction of a municipal councillor for public defamation against a mayor and his first deputy on account of remarks made by him at a meeting of the municipal council.

Belgium: Parents hope for judges’ backing as son’s prison death court judgement looms

The case concerns the death of Michael Tekin (born in 1978), in Jamioulx Prison in 2009. Relying on Articles 2 (right to life) and 3 (of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights, Michael Tekin’s parents complain about their son’s death; they consider that the force used was neither absolutely necessary nor proportionate.