Anti-corruption unit makes 17 recommendations to Moldova

A report compiled by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption unit urges Moldova to strengthen anti–bribery laws and ensure stricter supervision of political funding.

Netherlands facing €3,525 pay-out after human rights rap

Judges have declared unjustified the decision by Dutch authorities to detain a Schizophrenic patient in a remand prison after his sentence was completed.

Italy in breach of human rights laws over terrorist’s deportation

The case concerned the deportation to Tunisia in 2009 of Ali Ben Sassi Toumi, convicted of terrorist offences, despite an indication from the European Court of Human Rights to the effect that execution of the measure should be stayed so as not to deprive the application pending before the Court of any useful effect.

Roma forum seeks EU assurances

The European Roma and Travellers Forum wants EU post-accession monitoring to be strengthened to encourage governments to fulfill their obligation to protect Roma communities more effectively.

Anti-corruption committee reports on Cyprus

Corruption-busters want Cyprus to establish a uniform legal framework for the criminalisation of corruption offences and make more transparent the private sector financing of political parties.