Grand Chamber hearing for UN ‘blacklist’ dispute

Judges will listen to arguments this morning concerning measures taken, according to UN Resolutions, against a man accused of ties with al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Venice Commission announces Tunisia election training deal

The agreement follows a three-day visit to Tunisia by a delegation from the commission between 16 and 18 March.

Judges hear arguments in Roma sterilisation complaint

This morning European Court of Human Rights judges heard arguments in the case of V.C. v. Slovakia (Application no. 18968/07), which concerns the sterilisation of a Roma woman, allegedly without her full and informed consent. The hearing will be broadcast from 14h30 (CET) on the Court’s Internet site.

Europe, migration and the last rites of multiculturalism?

Increasing concern about the rise of extremism, the impact of migration and the emergence of “parallel communities” has given greater urgency to Europe’s debate on multiculturalism.

Court backs Italy in school crucifix dispute

The case concerned the presence of crucifixes in State-school classrooms in Italy, which, according to the applicants, was incompatible with the obligation on the State, in the exercise of the functions which it assumed in relation to education and to teaching, to respect the right of parents to ensure such education and teaching in accordance with their own religious and philosophical convictions.