Court: Ukraine should reform its system for reviewing whole-life sentences

Under Article 46 (implementation), the court held that the case Petukhov v. Ukraine (No. 2 – application no. 41216/13), disclosed a systemic problem concerning life imprisonment in Ukraine.

Lithuania: No violation of rights of former Soviet security officer found guilty of genocide

The case concerned the applicant Stanislovas Drėlingas’ conviction for genocide for taking part in a 1956 operation to arrest two partisans who had resisted Soviet rule.

Iceland: Judges make €15,000 award in Landsréttur court of appeal human rights ruling

The case concerned the applicant’s allegation that the new Icelandic Court of Appeal (Landsréttur) was not established by law.

Azerbaijan: Student’s YouTube human rights breach leads to €22,500 award

The case concerned student Ilkin Bakir oglu Rustamzade’s arrest and detention in 2013 for allegedly filming some friends dancing in a park and uploading the video of it to YouTube.

Court: Italy’s jailing of journalist for defamation was “manifestly inappropriate”

Alessandro Sallusti, who was editor-in-chief of the Libero newspaper, complained to the European court that he had been found guilty of defamation, fined and given a prison sentence, part of which he served under house arrest. This followed Libero’s publication of two articles stating that a 13-year-old girl had been forced to have an abortion by her parents and a guardianship judge.