Turkey: Prisoners make newspaper language plea to human rights judges

Thirteen prisoners in a Turkish jail want human rights judges to help them access Kurdish-language newspapers while serving their sentences.

Nils Muižnieks: Migrant law changes would put Spain in “clear breach” of human rights standards

Proposed changes to Spain’s Aliens Act, legalising push-backs of migrants arriving in Ceuta and Melilla, would put Spain “in clear breach of human rights law,” according to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Russia: Opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov lodges European Court of Human Rights complaint

Opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov has asked the European Court of Human Rights to examine allegations that Russia’s treatment of him is in breach human rights law.

Podcast: Elisabeth Gehrke – Human rights policy priorities for 15m students

“We want to support and deepen the work of the Council of Europe,” says the chair of the European Students Union, who points to the organisation’s work furthering the ‘Bologna Process’ as an important contribution to helping higher education learners.

Nominations open for €60k Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski was the inaugural winner in September 2013. Last year’s prize went to imprisoned Azerbaijani human rights defender Anar Mammadli.