Judges refuse Northern Ireland prisoner complaint

The case concerned the ban on all prisoners in Northern Ireland wearing, outside their cells, emblems with a political or sectarian connotation.

Helsinki hosts international social rights conference

Representatives of Council of Europe member states, the European Commission, international organisations, trade unions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international experts in social and economic rights will attend the seminar.

Anti-torture committee visits Albania

The Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) spent three days in the country. The main aim of the visit, which began on 30 January, was to examine the treatment of detainees following the disturbances which occurred on 21 January in Tirana.

Georgia v. Russia: Judges take evidence

The complaint deals with the alleged existence of an administrative practice involving the arrest, detention and collective expulsion of Georgian nationals from the Russian Federation in the autumn of 2006.

France faces Roma social rights investigation

COHRE alleges that evictions and expulsions of Roma families from their homes and from France during the summer 2010 constitute a violation of the Revised Social Charter.