United Kingdom: July 2005 terrorists want new human rights hearing

Four men, jailed in the United Kingdom for July 2005 terror offences, want a new Grand Chamber hearing into their human rights complaint.

Belarus: Anti-corruption experts warn of “globally unsatisfactory” compliance with international standards

A report published today by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) confirms that only four out of the 24 recommendations made in 2012, have been “implemented satisfactorily or dealt with in a satisfactory manner.”

Ireland and Slovenia: Bans on child smacking should be “clear, binding and precise”

In decisions published today, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the corporal punishment of children in both countries is not prohibited in “a sufficiently clear, binding and precise manner under legislation or case-law.”

Video: Learning the lessons of World War Two

This video features highlights and interviews from a week of seminars at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg, devoted to learning from the memories of World War Two.

Turkey: Court rules on mass prison hunger strike human rights complaint

A prison hunger strike, in protest at plans to reduce cell sizes, led to human rights violations by Turkish authorities, Strasbourg judges ruled today.