Poland: Crime suspects face ‘appreciable risk” of police ill-treatment

Anti-torture experts say crime suspects face the “appreciable risk” of being ill-treated when in the custody of Poland’s police.

Dunja Mijatović: We must end poverty and inequality

In a new ‘Comment’ article, the Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović, makes a plea to governments to “keep their promise” and end poverty and inequality.

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.