Russia: Opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov lodges European Court of Human Rights complaint

Opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov has asked the European Court of Human Rights to examine allegations that Russia’s treatment of him is in breach human rights law.

Podcast: Elisabeth Gehrke – Human rights policy priorities for 15m students

“We want to support and deepen the work of the Council of Europe,” says the chair of the European Students Union, who points to the organisation’s work furthering the ‘Bologna Process’ as an important contribution to helping higher education learners.

Nominations open for €60k Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski was the inaugural winner in September 2013. Last year’s prize went to imprisoned Azerbaijani human rights defender Anar Mammadli.

Anti-torture unit publishes new report on Turkey

The treatment of demonstrators detained during the 2013 ‘Gezi protests’ is examined in the report.

Germany: Court to rule on Nazi-era ‘aryanisation’ free-expression complaint

The case concerns their complaint about being ordered to refrain from publishing statements alleging that the publisher Neven DuMont family had unduly benefited from “aryanisation” of Jewish property during the Nazi era.