France: Court delivers first advisory opinion on surrogacy rights row

The European Court of Human Rights declared today that states are not required to register the details of the birth certificate of a child born through gestational surrogacy abroad in order to establish the legal parent-child relationship with the intended mother. According to the Strasbourg judges, adoption may also serve as a means of recognising that relationship.

Court: Russia’s house-arrest order and restrictions on opposition activist Navalnyy breached human rights laws

The case concerned Aleksey Anatolyevich Navalnyy being held under house arrest during a criminal investigation against him and the restrictive measures imposed on him during that time.

Video: The gender dimension to foreign policy

In this video Laila Ait Baali, programme manager of the Wo=Men Dutch Gender Platform, discusses the gender dimension of foreign policy.

Court to publish first advisory opinion following French court request for intervention on surrogacy dispute

A surrogacy rights row will be the subject of the court’s first ‘advisory opinion.’ later this week.

Human rights judges endorse UK courts’ dismissal of royal wedding preventive detention complaints

The case concerned the eight applicants’ complaint about their arrest and detention for several hours on 29 April 2011 at various places in central London, to prevent a breach of the peace during the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding.