Belgium: Cop death convict seeks court backing for human rights challenge

Tomorrow, a convict jailed for 30 years following the killing of a police officer, will hope that judges will accept that his human rights have been violated.

Greece: Court awards €15,000 to sex-trafficking victim after human rights complaint

The case concerned a complaint by a Nigerian national who was forced into prostitution in Greece.

Spain: Regional and minority language-users face “significant problems”

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has now issued six recommendations to the Spanish authorities on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

France: Court ruling in ‘11 September’ Saudi documentary defamation row

The case concerned an accusation of defamation brought by Saudi Prince Turki Al Faisal on account of a documentary on the France 3 television channel concerning complaints lodged by families of the victims of the 11 September 2001 attacks.

Think-Tank Podcast: In the shadow of Cologne – Fear, migration and the ‘death of multi-culturalism’

In this podcast conversation, Irena Guidikova, manager of the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities project, analyses Europe’s response to the issues raised by the mass sexual assault which took place in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.