ECtHR judgment on parental contact with children still not enforced

In the judgment entered in Z. v. Poland the European Court of Human Rights held that it is the state’s duty to take all necessary steps to ensure the exercise of a person’s right to family life, including the right of parental contact with a child. The ECtHR decided the case four years ago. Since [...]


Refusal of services for Russians in discriminatory – HFHR’s opinion

The Helsinki Foundation has issued an opinion on a refusal to provide services to Russians. According to the HFHR, such an action taken by a business organisation constitutes a violation of the principle of equal treatment and is prohibited by domestic and international laws.


Europe out of range of refugees looking for safety

A report recently published by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), an alliance of non-governmental organisations acting for refugees, revealed the persistent gaps between the theory and realities of a Common European Asylum System. The report reviews the situation of refugees in 15 Member States of the European Union. The section of the [...]


Applications to European Court of Human Rights in case of “unappointed judges”

The judges who in 2007 did not receive their official appointments to judicial offices lodged applications with the European Court of Human Rights. The applicants are represented by Marcin Ciemiński, an advocate with Clifford Chance.


Anar Mammadli nominated for Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

The three candidates nominated for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2014 are the Israeli organisation B’Tselem Israeli, the Maltese Jesuit Refugee Service and the Azerbaijani human rights defender Anar Mammadli.

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