Turkish lawyer awarded €19,000 after Strasbourg human rights victory

The European Court of Human Rights declared today that Turkey had breached its commitments to prohibit inhuman or degrading treatment and the lack of effective investigation.

Anti-racism commission publishes country reports

The European Commission Against Racism And Intolerance published today reports on Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Monaco, Spain and Turkey

Judges back new mum in human rights deportation dispute with Italy

The case mainly concerned the lawfulness of the detention of a woman from Bosnia and Herzegovina pending her deportation from Italy. Her deportation and prior detention were ordered a few weeks after she had given birth to a child (who subsequently died at the hospital), despite the fact that Italian law prohibited the deportation of a woman within six months of giving birth.

Hammarberg: “Migrant children should not be detained”

Governments in the host countries need to rethink their approach; the present policy is not humane. It is also in conflict with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which states that detention “is to be used only as a measure of last resort, for the shortest appropriate period of time and taking into account the best interests of the child as a primary consideration.”

Protecting the child’s right to ‘online oblivion’

In Iceland today, Lee Hibbard will insist that children have the right to arrive in adult life with a “clean slate” and will highlight the Council of Europe’s role in bringing human rights to the online community.