Croatia: Court makes judgement in woman’s ‘forced into prostitution’ human rights complaint

The case concerned a Croatian woman’s complaint that she had been forced into prostitution. She alleged in particular that the authorities had failed to respond adequately to her complaint and that Croatia lacked a proper legal framework to deal with such issues.

Georgia : Mum triumphs in human rights complaint over son’s ‘medical negligence’ death

The case of Sarishvili-Bolkvadze v. Georgia (application no. 58240/08) concerned the applicant’s complaint about the authorities’ duty to protect her son’s life from medical negligence and the adequacy of their response to his death.

Azerbaijan: New anti-torture report reveals “systemic and widespread” torture, impunity and corruption in law enforcement

The Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published the findings of six visits to Azerbaijan – in 2004, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – together with the responses of the Azerbaijani Government.

Court: Investigation of journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder failed to look properly into who commissioned the crime

The complaint concerned the investigation into the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Russia: Court backs Pussy Riot members in human rights complaint against convictions and imprisonment

Human rights judges declared today that Russia committed multiple violations of the European Convention owing to Pussy Riot punk band convictions and imprisonment.