Switzerland: Three-day registration deadline for justice seminar

The two day conference starts on 26 February, at the Study Centre (Centre d’Etudes) in Gerzensee (Switzerland). Completed applications must be registered by 15 January.

Switzerland: Armenian genocide-denial complaint set for Grand Chamber hearing

The applicant, Doğu Perinçek, is a Turkish national , who, as the chairman of the Turkish Workers’ Party, participated in various conferences in Switzerland in 2005 and publicly denied that the Ottoman Empire had perpetrated the crime of genocide against the Armenian people in 1915.

Registration opens for third teachers’ summer school

Organised by the Pestalozzi Programme, the week-long (28 June and 5 July) series of conferences and workshops in Bad Wildbad, Germany, will focus on the role of the teacher, under the event headline ‘Pedagogy makes the difference.’

France: Council of Europe leaders condemn ‘Charlie Hebdo’ terrorist attack

Secretary General Jagland described the events in the French capital as “an outrageous attack on our democratic and European values.” Parliamentary Assembly President Anne Brasseur added: “I hope that the killers will be brought to justice swiftly.”

Netherlands: Killer’s Grand Chamber complaint to renew European debate over ‘whole life’ jail sentences

The case concerns the legality and conditions of James Clifton Murray’s imprisonment, which began following his conviction for the murder of a six-year old child in March 1980.