Azerbaijan: Commissioner for Human Rights confirms conference no-go

Human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks says he is visiting Azerbaijan to meet with human rights activists and not to attend an international justice conference.

Turkey: Court awards €13,500 after wrongful detention human rights complaint

Two British nationals, wrongly detained in Turkey during their journey home from Iran, have been awarded €13,500 by human rights judges.

Iceland : Court backs journalist in Christian rehab centre sex abuse defamation row

A journalist reporting on a sexual abuse case in Iceland should not have been found guilty of defamation, according to human rights judges.

Greece: Anti-torture report highlights “totally unacceptable” detention conditions

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) reports today that “the problem of ill-treatment by the police appears to be growing and there is little evidence that allegations of ill-treatment are investigated promptly and thoroughly, leading to some police officers believing they can act with impunity.”

Hungary and Iceland set for free expression court rulings

Next week, judges will reveal their decisions on free expression complaints from media professionals against the authorities in Hungary and Iceland.