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Central European Links NEW
A Fistful of Euros 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Here’s a depressing but interesting story. More and more Jews are moving to Vienna, which sounds rather hopeful…except that they’re coming from Hungary, to get away from anti-Semitism and people like piece o’work Zsolt Bayer.
Neue Grundrechte für Großbritannien? NEW
www.verfassungsblog.de, 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
EP report on the situation of fundamental rights in the EU NEW
Blogactiv 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 23 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Today the LIBE and AFET Committees of the European Parliament accepted the report of Monika Flašíková Beňová on the Situation of fundamental rights in the European Union. The report welcomes the steps undertaken by the European Commission in ord...
New Judgment on Trade Union Freedom of Expression NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
This post is written by Dirk Voorhoof* The European Court of Human Rights delivered a new and remarkable judgment on trade union freedom of expression. In Szima v. Hungary the European Court concluded that a criminal conviction of a leader of a polic...
Human rights 'invisible' in US election campaign NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
It should be a cause for concern around the world that human rights have not been on the agenda for either candidate throughout the US presidential election campaign, writes Kate Allen...
Altersdiskriminierung: EuGH kippt Ungarns Justizreform NEW
Verfassungsblog 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
In Karlsruhe wird heute und morgen über fundamentale Verfassungsfragen verhandelt: Heute geht es um die Antiterrordatei, morgen um den Deal im Strafprozess. Ich bin leider diesmal nicht vor Ort. Wir arbeiten daran, künftig solche Termine regelmäß...
Media freedom at home and abroad NEW
Neelie Kroes 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 52 Minutes ago
| Number of views :504I’m shortly off to Baku for the Internet Governance Forum. Azerbaijan is a country with serious issues of media freedom – where journalists regularly face arrest or imprisonment, and the suppression of very basic human...
“European Yearbook of Minority Issues” volume 9 is finally out NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
'European Yearbook of Minority Issues' 2010 is now available. The 9th volume features special focus on education, minorities in the media, and minorities and religion. Continue reading →Source: ECMI InfoChannel @ European Centre for Minority Is...
Monday Update: Eurosceptism, gay rights and separatism NEW
Vox Europa 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Happy Monday. EU budget in times of austerity 53 Conservative Members of Parliament demanding that the EU cut spending sided with the opposition, in direct defiance of Prime Minister David Cameron, while an EU commissioner challenged the UK to decid...
EFD Rights Watch: Tear gas strike at hunger strike protestors… Pressure on journalists still on the agenda… NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Minutes ago
A woman is helped by demonstrators as Turkish riot police fire water cannon and tear gas during a Kurdish demonstration in support of a widespread hunger strike by Kurdish prisoners, on November 4, 2012 in Istanbul (AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic) VIA Turk...
P and S v. Poland: adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 49 Minutes ago
The Strasbourg Observers are delighted to publish this guest post by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights represented the applicants in P and S v. Poland before the ECtHR;...
ECHR Articles in the Modern Law Review NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 28 Minutes ago
The newest issue of the Modern Law Review (vol. 75, issue 6)  includes two articles on the European Convention of Human Rights. The first is an article written by Ian Leigh and Rex Ahdar entitled 'Post-Secularism and the European Court of H...
Conference: “The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy” on 9-10 November in Belfast NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 1 Minute ago
European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) and partners are preparing for the multidisciplinary conference this weekend. A draft programme of 'The Challenges of Non-Territorial Autonomy' is now available. Continue reading →Source: ECMI InfoChan...
Supporting bottom-up, multi-stakeholder Internet governance NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
The Internet has been built from the bottom up. From its origins as a US Government research project, private business, public authorities, civil society, academia and 2.3 billion users have built it over the past three decades into a global informat...
New book: "Activating Human Rights and Peace" NEW
DARE Network 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
An interesting read for all of us who work in the field of HRE (Human Rights Education):Goh Bee Chen, Baden Offord and Rob Garbutt (eds.), Activating Human Rights and Peace: Theories, Practices and Contexts, Ashgate, June 2012.A book review by Kris...
MEPs call for greater respect of human rights in Cambodia NEW
La Treizième Étoile 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Last week in Strasbourg, two of the South West MEPs spoke in the debate on the situation in Cambodia and called on the Cambodian government to grant its citizens the fundamental right to freedom of expression, conduct free and fair elections and ensu...
New Publications on the ECHR NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 4 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
At the start of the month, again a short selection of articles published in various journals or online, with the Convention or Court as their subject-matter. First off, the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review includes an article by&...
Announcement #2: Swedish Forum for Human Rights 2012 (Göteborg) NEW
EU Constitutional Law - Örebro universitet 1 Year, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 6 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The Swedish Forum for Human Rights (Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna) is the biggest annual forum about human rights in the Nordic countries. The forum is held in November every year in various places in Sweden focusing on a variety of themes concerning...
Deeper EU - Israel trade relations: what about human rights concerns? NEW
Babel in Brussels 1 Year, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 49 Minutes ago
By Marnix de WitteOn the 23rd of October, the European Parliament (EP) passed the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (ACAA) to further enhance Israel – EU trade relations. A questionable agreement; what about t...
Onrechtmatige detentie achteraf gelegaliseerd NEW
Publiekrecht en Politiek 1 Year, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Als Westminster het over alle partijgrenzen heen met elkaar eens is, dan weten we: er is iets niet in de haak in het parlement van het Verenigd Koninkrijk. Zo ook dezer dagen. Men is bezig de onrechtmatige detentie van bijna vijfduizend burgers van e...
Open Society Paper on ECHR Implementation NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The Open Society Justice Initiative has drafted a paper as a kind of counterweight to all the plans and initiatives from the ECHR state parties and those from within the Council of Europe itself. The paper, entitled 'National Implementation of the In...
Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi – winners of the 2012 Sakharov Prize NEW
DARE Network 1 Year, 9 Months, 16 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Left: Jafar PANAHI and Nasrin SATOUDEH - Sakharov Prize Winner 2012 © European Union 2012 EP and © Handout/afp/ European Union 2012 EP 26-10-2012 - Two Iranian activists, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and film director Jafar Panahi, are this year's...
Video in German about the Court NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 19 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Das Erste, one of Germany's main national public broadcasters has produced a short video about the European Court of Human Rights. The short feature (just a bit over seven minutes) in the series Ratgeber - Recht gives a short overview of what the Cou...
#Freevaxevanis; Greek Police issued an arrest warrant for journalist Kostas Vaxevanis NEW
Greek Hermes 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
In this current issue of HOT DOC Magazine, its editor Kostas Vaxevanis published a list of 2.059 Greek citizens who ... Continue reading...
ICANN, UDRP and freedom of speech: a call for humility NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
This Kat is a silent follower of the CyberProf listserve. I read with interest the comments and exchanges that appear on the site, penned by some of the most thoughtful members of the IP/cyberlaw community. I have never expressed my view in conn...
Rowan Atkinson om yttrandefriheten i UK NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
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“El derecho al agua y el saneamiento como derecho humano – el agua no es un bien comercial, sino un bien público” NEW
eurolocal 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Water and Sanitation are a human right! Water is a public good, not a commodit: http://www.right2water.eu/ We invite the European Commission to propose legislation implementing the human right to water and sanitation as recognised by the United Natio...
EU-pris till iranska aktivister väcker debatt NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Två iranska aktivister tilldelas EU:s Sacharovpris för tankefrihet. Samtidigt uppmanar en svensk EU-parlamentariker sina kollegor att inte åka till landet. >>>...
A belated Fazıl Say trial roundup NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Renowned Turkish pianist’s trial postponed from Hurriyet Daily News Famous Turkish pianist Fazıl Say’s trial for remarks he made on Twitter allegedly supporting atheism.. Renowned Turkish pianist to appear on trial for insulting religion...
Bayram gift from CPJ to Turkish government: “Turkey’s Press Freedom Crisis” NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Turkey accused of pursuing campaign of intimidation against media from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Simon Tisdall Two independent reports have found evidence of a pattern of harassment against writers and broadcasters Ankara is pursuin...
Greek Golden Dawn party goes international and plays on double meanings NEW
The European Network Against Racism's blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
25 October 2012 - This blog analyses how the Greek ultra-nationalist neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn, has elaborated new strategies to gain support from Greek expatriates in North America and Australia during the past few months. In Greece, the party is...
Vacancy: International Human Rights Education Project Coordinator at Amnesty International (London) NEW
DARE Network 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Amnesty International's Human Rights Education Team is seeking an International Human Rights Education Project Coordinator for our Education for Human Dignity project. Please see below for information about the role. The position is a fixed term co...
Homophobic Nick Griffin may face European Parliament sanctions NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Labour Members of the European Parliament have formally reported Nick Griffin’s controversial tweets to the President of the European Parliament. The BNP leader faces possible sanctions under Parliament rules. On Thursday last week, British Na...
X. v. Turkey: Why a Ruling on the Basis of Discriminatory Effects Would Have Been Preferable NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
A few weeks ago, the European Court of Human Rights released its judgment in X. v. Turkey. The case concerned a homosexual detainee who was put in an individual cell and under a very restrictive detention regime, after he complained about intimidatio...
Medeltida NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Regeringen har nu lämnat sitt godkännande till giftemål mellan prinsessan Madeleine och Chris O'Neill.Kan man inte släppa ut de där stackars människorna i verkligheten och låta dem leva sina liv som de vill, utan att behöva fråga någon om l...
New Journal with ECHR-related Articles NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
A brand new journal has been added to the universe of human rights periodicals: the Cyprus Human Rights Law Review. The new review, led by Leto Cariolou, of the European Human Rights Law Institute, aims to promote: knowledge, appreciation a...
Rights Protection squared – How the CJEU and the ECtHR will get along in the future NEW
Verfassungsblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
By EVIN DALKILIC, STEFAN MARTINI and HANNES RATHKE On Monday, only two days after the royal wedding, a  conference with a highly distinguished band of legal professionals turned to the more civilian question of EU rights litigation: current and form...
Liber Amicorum for Bratza on Freedom of Expression NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
This week a special collection of essays was offered to the Court's president to mark the end of his many years in Strasbourg, first in the European Commission of Human Rights and later at the Court, since its fulltime start...
Grundrechtsschutz im Plural: Wie EuGH und EGMR künftig miteinander zurechtkommen wollen NEW
Verfassungsblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Von EVIN DALKILIC, STEFAN MARTINI und HANNES RATHKE Zwei Tage nach der Prinzenhochzeit widmete sich am Montag in Luxemburg eine hochkarätig besetzte Tagung wieder bürgerlichen Themen: aktuelle und ehemalige Richter europäischer und nationaler Geri...
L’esclavage existe en Europe : la France condamnée par la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
La France a été condamnée le 11 octobre dernier à verser 30 000 euros à une orpheline devenue esclave de sa tante,pour avoir failli dans sa lutte contre le travail forcé, selon un arrêt rendu par la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme (CE...
Ukraine: Homophobic Bill Considered Ahead of Election NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Shortly after scrapping the infamous defamation bill in early October, Ukrainian MPs passed another scandalous proposal in the first reading, aimed at “defending children from the propaganda of homosexual lifestyle and the HIV/AIDS infection associ...
Subsidiarity: Right of Access to an Attorney NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Virtually all Europeans imagine their right to an attorney to be more or less the way they see it in American cop shows on TV. In reality, however, the law in most European countries is not quite so generous. Even under the 2008 ECtHR ruling of Saldu...
New ECHR Publications NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Albert Sánchez Graells (University of Hull), has published a working paper on SSRN, entitled 'The EU’s Accession to the ECHR and Due Process Rights in EU Competition Law Matters: Nothing New Under the Sun?'. This is the abstract:In light of the on...
The Grand Chamber on hunting rights (once again): It is all about convictions NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 19 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
This guest post was written by Ingrid Leijten, Ph.D. researcher and teaching assistant at the Leiden University Faculty of Law, Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law. Only a few months ago I took the opportunity to discuss Herrmann v. G...
Slovakia: “For Decent and Safe Life” Rally Stirs Controversy NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Tibor Blazko reports on the controversial Oct. 13 rally for "a decent and safe life," translating netizens' views on the rights of Slovakia's Roma and non-Roma citizens, as well as on the failure of the state to address the alarming social situation...
Cengiz Aktar: Yeni siyasî tutuklu tanımı NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Yeni siyasî tutuklu tanımı 3 Ekim’de Avrupa Konseyi Parlamenterler Meclisi (AKPM) yeni bir siyasî tutuklu tanımında uzlaştı. Amaç koloni döneminde Namibya için tarif edilmiş siyasî tutuklu halini güncellemek ve bazı üye ülkelerdeki...
Les Roms en France : “Le vrai problème, c’est la précarité” (1) NEW
Europe 27etc 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Une interview de Perrine, ancienne stagiaire à Romeurope. Les Roms seraient entre 12 et 15 millions en Europe, 10 millions ...
Les Roms en France : “Le vrai problème, c’est la précarité” (2) NEW
Europe 27etc 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Une interview de Perrine, ancienne stagiaire à Romeurope. 3. Les Cabris de l’Europe : Selon toi, quelles sont finalement les principales difficultés pour les Roms ?
Racism in Serbian football fan culture: the establishment fails to act | Jelena Obradovic-Wochink NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Racist behaviour in Krusevac drew attention to the wider and more systematic failures of the Serbian political leadershipAnyone familiar with the football fan culture of Serbia cannot feign surprise at the latest disturbances that took place at the U...
Liberté des médias : c’est le moment d’agir ! NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
La commission des libertés civiles, de la justice et des affaires intérieures du Parlement européen (LIBE) a abordé, au cours de sa réunion du 11 octobre, la question des médias dans l’Union européenne. Au cours des années les députés ont...
France: Photos and Impressions from the World Forum for Democracy 2012 in Strasbourg NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The first World Forum for Democracy took place in Strasbourg, France, from October 5 - 11, 2012. The co-editor of Global Voices in French was in attendance and reported on the conversations that took place.
Home of gay couple under police protection after Nick Griffin tweets NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Home of couple targeted is being watched by police Griffin under investigation by Cambridgeshire Police One of couple tells BBC that BNP leader is “an idiot” The home of a gay couple targeted by Nick Griffin online is now being watched b...
Europäischer Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte: Generelles Verbot der Präimplantationsdiagnostik menschenrechtswidrig NEW
Heimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 47 Minutes ago
Das Verbot der Präimplantationsdiagnostik sei ein unverhältnismäßiger Eingriff in den durch Art. 8 Menschenrechtskonvention (Achtung des Privat-und Familienlebens)geschützten Bereich. Das Urteil des Europäischen Gerichtshofes für Menschenrecht...
Greece: Petition to Remove Golden Dawn MP from Non-Discrimination Committee NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
The Golden Dawn party has become notorious for its blatant anti-Semitic and xenophobic rhetoric and has been responsible for perpetrating attacks against Jews and foreigners.” The European Union of Jewish Students have created a petition urging th...
Hundreds of Prisoners in Turkey go on Hunger Strike…EFD Rights Watch… NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Turkey: Hundreds of Kurdish Political Prisoners go on Hunger Strike from Global Voices Online by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar Hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners have entered an indefinite hunger strike, challenging Turkey’s treatment of Kurdish...
'A Path to Dignity' screened at Europe's largest human rights conference NEW
DARE Network 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Screening of 'A Path to Dignity' at OSCE conference in Warsaw Warsaw, 26 September 2012 -- HREA organised a showing of the new documentary film "A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education" at the annual Human Dimension Impleme...
New resource: Becoming a Human Rights Friendly School NEW
DARE Network 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Amnesty International has launched a new resource in connection with its Human Rights Friendly Schools project. Amnesty International supports schools and their wider communities to build a global culture of human rights. Adopting a whole-school...
(European) Human Rights and the UK Constitution NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Colm O'Cinneide of University College London has written the report 'Human rights and the UK constitution', commissioned by the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences. In the author's own words, it 'makes the argument that the existin...
CfA Europeans for Peace NEW
DARE Network 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The new call for application is out now! Are you about to plan or do you already have an international project partnership with a school and/or a non-school organisation in the countries of Central-, Eastern-, and South-Eastern Europe or Israel? Then...
Accueil des gens du voyage (Roms) en France : un bilan contrasté. Des insuffisances ! NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
La Cour des comptes a rendu public, le 11 octobre 2012, un rapport sur la mise en oeuvre de la politique publique pour l’accueil et l’accompagnement des gens du voyage. Cette politique, définie par la loi du 5 juillet 2000, impose une obligation...
Malloy: Europe misses the guts to rethink the secular NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
“What is lacking in Europe is the guts to rethink the secular,” writes Dr. Tove H. Malloy in an answer to 'The Morningside Post'. Continue reading →Source: ECMI InfoChannel @ European Centre for Minority Issues.
6th EU Human Trafficking Conference NEW
OdessaTalk 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Today is something of a rushed post.  Yesterday was my birthday, a day when I spent much time being kissed by many people I would prefer not to be kissed by, and a day when I was not kissed by many people I would happily be kissed by.  Hmmm! Anyway...
NL: Police should have more powers to hack into computers: minister NEW
Euro-Police 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The police should be given greater powers to hack into private computers in their efforts to combat cyber crime, according to a concept briefing for parliament by justice minister Ivo Opstelten. In the briefing, obtained by website nu.nl, Opstelten w...
Extraordinary Rendition, Forced Labour, and Evidence Obtained by Torture NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
There are three cases, among the many decided by the Court in the past few weeks, which I would like to highlight. They deal with testimony potentially obtained through torture, forced labour and extraordinary rendition respectively. The first i...
Greece: Theater Critic Assaulted by Neo-nazis and Religious Groups Protesting Play NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Religious groups and neo-nazis protested against gay-themed play Corpus Christi in Athens on 11 October, 2012. Deeming it blasphemous, they assaulted a theater critic and forced the cancellation of the performance. Netizens reacted in shocked outrage...
Nobel Prize-winning EU only goes halfway on migrants’ rights NEW
Migrant Integration Policy Index Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Today, the European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Notwithstanding this great honour, the EU has far to go to promote the human rights of migrants in Europe in key areas of integration, according to the 2010 Migrant Integration Policy R...
Un représentant de l'UE pour les droits de l'homme était-il nécessaire ? NEW
Le Taurillon 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 5 Minutes ago
En nommant un nouvel « ambassadeur européen » en charge des droits de l'homme, l'Union européenne risque moins d'améliorer l'efficacité de son action internationale dans le domaine des libertés que de diluer sa représentation à l'étranger.
When a “political prisoner” is not a “political prisoner” NEW
OdessaTalk 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Only a few days ago I wrote a short entry stating PACE/Council of Europe had eventually defined “political prisoner“. The definition is thus: “A person deprived of his or her personal liberty is to be regarded as a “political pris...
New Academic Articles on Al-Jedda, Al-Skeini, and EU Accession to ECHR NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 21 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The most recent issue of the Military Law and the Law of War Review (Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre, vol. 50, nos. 3-4 of 2011) has been published. It includes an 'agora' / special thematic part on the Al-Jedda and Al-Ske...
Council of Europe defines “Political Prisoner” NEW
OdessaTalk 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Very quietly and without much fanfare, on Thursday the Council of Europe (PACE) eventually committed itself to a legal definition of who can be classified as a “political prisoner”. Needless to say it will have some ramifications for all...
Racismes décomplexés , par Esther Benbassa (Billet paru dans Le Huffington Post, 1er octobre 2012) NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Ce billet est le sixième de la série Vu du Sénat par Esther Benbassa Pas de semaine sans son lot de polémiques franchouillardes et de racisme banalisé. Nous apprenons l'indifférence...
Rozhovor | Evropa není vysněný Kurdistán | Blog NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Výstava „Bohémové“ v pařížském Grand Palais skýtá vzácnou příležitost vstoupit do světa, který už po staletí fascinuje a budí zvědavost. Prostředn...
Moncef Marzouki und das Weltverfassungsgericht NEW
Der (europäische) Föderalist 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
„Diktatur ist eine Krankheit“: Der tunesische Staatspräsident will ein globales Gericht für Demokratie und Menschenrechte. Alle Jahre wieder tagt Ende September in New York die Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen, ein Schaulaufen der Staa...
Port de la Burqa/ Niqab. La loi contestée devant la Cour constitutionnelle belge NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 18 Hours ago
Trois citoyennes porteuses du voile intégral, l’ASBL Justice and Democracy, et deux citoyens non-musulmans, dont une athée convaincue, contestent le caractère liberticide de la loi. La Cour rendra son arrêt dans les prochaines semaines. La Cour...
http://www.eu-logos.org/eu-logos-nea-recherche.php?q=burqa&Submit=%3E NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 18 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Trois citoyennes porteuses du voile intégral, l’ASBL Justice and Democracy, et deux citoyens non-musulmans, dont une athée convaincue, contestent le caractère liberticide de la loi. La Cour rendra son arrêt dans les prochaines semaines. La Cour...
Durch die rosarote Brille NEW
Die Euros 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Die Rechte von Homosexuellen werden nicht überall in Europa geachtet. In manchen Ländern ist gleichgeschlechtliche Liebe sogar gefährlich. - 1. Analysen / Europäische Institutionen, Minderheiten, Demokratie und Menschenrechte...
New ECHR Academic Articles NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 20 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The newest issue of SIM's 'current contents' (September 2012) on human rights has been published. As always, it also includes a number of ECHR-related references. These include:K. Dzehtsiarou and V. Lukashevich, 'Informed decision-making: the co...
When I was a homophobe. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
I’m one of those people who regards same-sex marriage as a litmus test for politicians. That doesn’t mean that every candidate I support or votes for has to be pro-gay marriage, but I certainly could not vote for one who actively campaign...
Liberté d’expression et sensibilités culturelles : le monde musulman s’exprime aux Nations Unis. A-t-il noué un dialogue avec le monde occidental. ? NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Minutes ago
Au regard de l’expression européenne (cf. autre article sur l’Union européenne à la 67ème Assemblée générale des nations Unies)), la réponse est non. Le débat sur l’islamophobie a tout recouvert rendant impossible ne serait-ce qu’un
A Roma si ricorda Raoul Wallenberg, eroe della libertà contro il nazifascismo NEW
Skapegoat - il blog di Aldo Ciummo 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
A Roma si ricorda Raoul Wallenberg, eroe della libertà contro il nazifascismo Nel 2012 il centenario della nascita di Raoul Wallenberg, diplomatico svedese che salvò decine di migliaia di persone di religione ebraica a Budapest nella Seconda Guerra...
Rechtsextremismus in Ostdeutschland NEW
Karpfenteich 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Bundesinnenminister Hans-Peter Friedrich ist besorgt über den Rechtsextremismus in Ostdeutschland. Er will es nicht zulassen, dass Neonazis das zivilgesellschaftliche Leben dort unterwandern. Das muss man erstmal sacken lassen. Mit Verlaub, Herr Fri...
L’Union Européenne à la 67ème Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies : une forte participation sur tous les fronts. Une position claire en matière de Droits de l’Homme. NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Le 24 septembre dernier, s’est ouvert à New-York la 67ème Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies. Bien que non-membre à part entière, l’Union Européenne – qui possède la qualité de membre « observateur non-étatique » depuis la 65ème...
Skulle vi ha flydd 714 mennesker hjem til torturkammer? NEW
Erlend Sands Europablogg 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Fremskrittspartiet sendte ut det som må være høstens mest usmakelige smaksprøve på mulig fremtidig politikk. Partiets nestleder, leder av programkomiteen og  Stortingsrepresentant Per Sandberg ønsker å sende ut asylsøkere før søknaden er e...
« L'Union européenne doit envoyer un message politique fort à Poutine » NEW
Le Taurillon 1 Year, 10 Months, 14 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Au Parlement européen, la commission des affaires étrangères a adopté un projet de loi dit des « Sanctions Magnitski » pour dénoncer la répression politique en Russie, dont la mort de cet avocat est un symbole. Stephanie Brancaforte de chez A...
Ukraine: Protesting the Controversial Defamation Bill NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 18 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
A bill that calls for penalties of up to five years in jail for defamation passed a first reading in the Ukrainian Parliament on Sep. 18. Following the online campaign against the adoption of the bill, its author submitted a request to recall it. The...
La tentation d’opposer la CJUE et la CEDH en matière de droit du travail en Europe NEW
Au Café de l'Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Voici le premier d’une série d’articles (que j’espère longue) relatifs au droit européen que j’écrirais durant mon année à Londres, où je fais un Master en droit (LLM) avec une spécialisation en droit européen, à King’s College. L...
Expoziţie | “Iubim boemii în artă, nu şi când sunt în fundul grădinii noastre” | Blog NEW
Ochiul Europei 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Expoziţia "Bohèmes" (Boemi), care are loc la Grand Palais (Paris), până în 14 ianuarie, este o ocazie rară de a intra într-un univers care fascinează şi intrigă de mai multe secole încoace. Într-un...
Diskuze | Když satira vyvolává debatu (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Mnichov) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Ať už se jedná o francouzský časopis Charlie Hebdo, nebo německý Titanic, humor, který v poslední době prezentují satirické časopisy, směřuje spíše k tomu, aby se o nich mluvilo, než že by společnosti poskytoval podněty k přemý...
Debate | A sátira já não apela à reflexão (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munique) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Nos últimos tempos, tanto a revista satírica francesa Charlie Hebdo como a sua congénere alemã Titanic têm apostado num humor que parece mais destinado a fazer falar de si do que a induzir a sociedade a refletir. Ver mais.
Exposition | “On aime les Bohémiens dans les arts, moins au fond de notre jardin” | Blog NEW
Presseurop Blog (FR) 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
L’exposition “Bohèmes” qui se tient au Grand Palais, à Paris, jusqu’au 14 janvier, est une occasion rare d’entrer dans un univers qui fascine et intrigue depuis des siècles. Dans une spectaculaire mi...
The temptation to oppose the ECtHR and the CJEU on European Labour Law NEW
Europe’s Café 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
This is the first of hopefully many articles on European Law I will write during my year at King’s, while I am taking an LLM with specialism in that topic. Today’s topic was inspired by the readings for the first … Continue reading →...
Madrid view: the power of identity NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
  Muslims on the warpath against the Americans and the French over pictures of Mohammed; China and Japan strutting and rumbling about some tiny islands. Identities are back on the scene, yellingRead more…...
Google Execs Evade Brazilian Jail Time NEW
The Worden Report 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
In late September 2012, the Brazilian state police detained the head of Google’s operations in the state after the company’s management failed to act on an electoral judge’s order to remove videos from its YouTube site criticizing a candidate i...
Czech Republic: Roma Struggle for Roots, Resist Evictions in Ostrava NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
This summer, Přednádraží, a small neighborhood in Ostrava, has been the site of an intense struggle against unlawful evictions of the predominantly Roma residents. Daniela Kantorova reports.