Judges examine Irish child sexual abuse case

A case concerning the sexual abuse of a primary-school girl, aged eight to nine, in a Catholic-run national school in Ireland in 1973 – O’Keeffe v. Ireland (application no. 35810/09) is under examination at the European Court of Human Rights.

Launch of Eastern Partnership cooperation

Claudia Luciani said: “This joint endeavour in key areas of our expertise is a further demonstration of the excellent cooperation between the Council of Europe and the EU in promoting common European values across the whole continent.”

Judges back journalists in free expression row with Ukraine

The case mainly concerned the lack of adequate safeguards in Ukrainian law for journalists wishing to use information obtained from the Internet.

Hammarberg: Zero tolerance for sexual abuse of children

“Sexual assault against children,” the Commissioner for Human Rights declares, “is an urgent human rights issue and fighting it should be a political priority.”

Igor Sutyagin spy court “lacked independence and impartiality”

Human rights judges have criticised the jail term for spying imposed on Igor Sutyagin and ordered Russian authorities to pay the scientist 20,000 euros.