Italy: Court throws out prison overcrowding human rights complaints

Litigants complaining about overcrowding in Italian prisons must use the new remedies introduced by the Italian state, the European Court of Human Rights declared today.

Austria: Pensioner awarded €440,000 after Vienna Chamber of Lawyers human rights challenge

The case concerned his complaint that the Vienna Chamber of Lawyers refused to grant him an old-age pension, even though he had paid contributions to its pension fund throughout his career as a lawyer.

Court: Azerbaijan wrong to use military polling stations in parliamentary elections

The case concerned allegations by an opposition candidate about irregularities in the 2005 parliamentary elections.

Azerbaijan: Brasseur concerned by “systemic deficiencies in the operation of justice”

During her three-day visit to the country, Parliamentary Assembly President Anne Brasseur also encouragd the government to make “more progress on freedom of expression and freedom of association, as well as the independence of the judiciary.”

Court: New technologies factsheet

Key decisions and judgements arising from European Court of Human Rights ‘new technology’ complaints.