Croatia: High profile court rulings to focus attention on human rights protection

Next week, rulings in a case alleging army killings of Serbs during the 1990′s Homeland War and a complaint against the disposal of a stillborn child as clinical waste, will highlight human rights protection in Croatia.

Anti-torture unit reports on Lithuania

Poor detention conditions , the excessive use of force in prisons and the overcrowding and segregation of life-sentenced prisoners are highlighted in a new anti-torture report on Lithuania.

New report on the fight against racism in Romania

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) fourth report on Romania confirms that “stigmatising statements against Roma are common in political discourse.”

Switzerland: Armenian genocide-denial complaint set for new human rights hearing

Judges have agreed to a Swiss request for a new hearing into the country’s sanction of a lawyer who publicly challenged the existence of the Armenian genocide.

Turkey: Court finds human rights breaches in treatment of Jehovah’s Witness conscientious objectors

Four Jehovah’s Witness followers who, for reasons of conscience, objected to Turkish military service, suffered violations of their human rights, judges ruled today.