European court rules against Turkey in paraplegic student’s university access human rights dispute

The case concerned the impossibility for a paraplegic person (Enver Şahin) to gain access to the university buildings for the purpose of his studies owing to the lack of suitable facilities.

Court: Switzerland’s refusal to exempt primary school pupil from sex education class did not breach convention

The case concerns the refusal by a Basle primary school to grant Ms A.R’s request that her daughter, then aged seven and about to move up to the second year of primary school, be exempted from sex education lessons.

Romania: Court set for judgement over dismissal of civil servant blamed for “outing” Orthodox Church patriarch

The case concerns the dismissal of Gabriel Catalan from the civil service for publishing certain information in the press.

Turkey: Court decision in university students’ Kurdish language complaint

Human rights judges have ruled that Turkey was wrong to suspend or expel seven university students who requested Kurdish language classes.

Nils Muižnieks: Progress needed to ensure women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe

Gender stereotypes and inequalities threaten women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, according to Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights.