Publisher and author win human rights row with Turkey

Ms Çamyar is the publisher and Ms Berktaş the author of a book, Hücreler (“cells”), which is generally critical of the penitentiary system in Turkey. Relying on Article 10 (freedom of expression), they complained about their conviction in November 2001 for making propaganda about an illegal armed organisation, TIKB (Bolşevik) through their book.

Judges unconvinced by Georgian prison suicide claim

The case concerned Ms Tsintsabadze’s allegation that her son, who had problems with prison makurebelis (influential prisoners, either unlawfully favoured or tacitly tolerated by the prison administration), was killed and that his murder was made to look like a suicide.

Hammarberg calls for “humane approach” to migrants

“Managing migration flows while protecting the human rights of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees is one of the greatest challenges which Europe currently faces. A successful policy to address these challenges should entail a more humane approach to migrants’ needs of protection and integration.”

Human rights style

A new T-Shirt collection from the Council of Europe lets you mix trendy street fashion with a pride in human rights.

Video: Roma news diary

Michael Guet gives this month’s update of the measures taken by the team of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues to fight anti-gipsyism in Europe and to improve the integration of Roma people.