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Torture victim’s family awarded damages for moral suffering

On 16 October 2018, the Pervomaysky District Court in Bishkek has ruled that the Kyrgyz Republic must pay 200,000 soms (approximately $3,000) in damages for moral suffering to the family of a man who died as a result of torture.

Kraków court asks CJEU about discrimination

The Regional Court in Kraków has sent a request for a preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the European Union, asking about the interpretation of the concept of discrimination. The court’s question is whether EU law prohibits an employer’s conduct of differentiating the situation within a group of employees distinguished on the basis […]

Amicus curiae brief filed as court considers lifting reporter’s privilege

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Regional Court in Poznań to address a motion for a waiver of the reporter’s privilege invoked by journalist Piotr Żytnicki, which was issued by the Circuit Prosecutor’s Office in Poznań on 19 September 2018.


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