Something for the weekend (25)

Messages delivered to and from the organisation this week made sure that its role as an enabler and mobiliser was writ large in Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Italian stock exchange set for human rights court spotlight

The complaint concerns the heavy financial sanctions imposed by the Italian Companies and Stock Exchange Commission (CONSOB) for “having disseminated information likely to provide false or misleading information about financial instruments.”

Croatia: Court backs ‘rape trial’ human rights protest

The case concerned Mirko Lučić’s complaint of not having had the opportunity to examine a key witness in criminal proceedings against him.

Minority rights experts report on Montenegro

Montenegro needs to to do more to tackle anti-Roma prejudice and the “deplorable” living conditions of some 2,000 mainly Roma people in the Konik Camp, according to a report from the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Anti-torture monitors return to Ukraine

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) monitors started work on 18 February.