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.

Greece: New anti-discrimination report set for February launch

The new publication is set to cover a period marked by the country’s economic downturn and the rise of political extremism. These events have focussed international attention on the situation of Roma communities, ethnic minorities, migrants and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people in Greece.

France: Grand Chamber hearing for ‘end of life’ human rights battle

On Wednesday 7 January, human rights judges will hear legal arguments in a complaint which pits a family against French medical experts over the ‘end of life’ treatment of a tetraplegic patient.

Turkey: Human rights 2014 timeline

A review of how events in Ankara and in Strasbourg have helped to shape this year’s human rights news.