Azerbaijan: Politician’s passport snub breached European human rights law

A decision by Azerbaijan authorities not to renew the passport of a prominent opposition politician breached European human rights law, Strasbourg judges ruled today.

Anne Brasseur: “Selective implementation” of Strasbourg court rulings threatens European human rights system

The Parliamentary Assembly President admitted that she was “very concerned” by Tuesday’s judgment of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, which states that the European Convention on Human Rights and the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights cannot ‘annul the precedence of the Constitution’ and that the Strasbourg Court’s judgments should not be followed ‘to the letter’ if they violate Russian law.

Russia : Media reports claim constitutional court ruling offers Strasbourg human rights “escape route”

Major news outlets claim that this week’s Constitutional Court ruling applies in cases determined to be incompatible with the country’s constitution.

Azerbaijan: European civil society leader calls for release of ‘political prisoner’ Intigam Aliyev

Jailed Azerbaijan activist Intigam Aliyev should be released as a matter of urgence, declares the President of the Conference of International non-governmental organisations, in a letter to the country’s President Ilham Aliyev.

Greece: Court awards €132,000 to HIV-positive inmates after prison hospital human rights breaches

The case concerned the conditions of detention of HIV-positive persons in the psychiatric wing of Korydallos Prison Hospital.